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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Incidence in Adolescent Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Bram, J. T., Magee, L. C., Mehta, N. N., Patel, N. M., & Ganley, T. J.

Am J Sports Med. 2021 Jun 1; 49(7):1962-1972

Abstract

Background: The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among adolescent athletes is steadily increasing. Identification of the highest risk sports for ACL injuries by sex and competitive setting (ie, practice vs match) is important for targeting injury prevention programs.

Purpose: To identify the risk of ACL injuries in adolescent athletes by sport, sex, and setting across a variety of common US and international sports.

Study design: Meta-analysis.

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