Videos from the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory highlight research in injury prevention and treatment.
Mayo Clinic Minute: Preventing ACL injuries in female athletes
Timothy Hewett, Ph.D., a biomechanics expert and director of the Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory at Mayo Clinic discusses why women are more likely to tear an ACL than men and how to lower their risk.
Systematic Approach Helps Prevent ACL Injury in Athletes
Dr. Hewett describes mechanical contributors to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) loading and how these factors are associated with ACL injury risk and the long-term prognosis following injury. He also discusses the feasibility of a systematic approach to prevent ACL injuries in athletes.