Videos from the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory highlight research in injury prevention and treatment.

Systematic Approach Helps Prevent ACL Injury in Athletes

Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., director of Sports Medicine Research and the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic, describes the mechanical contributors to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) loading. Dr. Hewett discusses how these factors are associated with ACL injury risk and the long-term prognosis following injury. Dr. Hewett then discusses the feasibility of a systematic approach to prevent ACL injuries in athletes.