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Staying in the game is a 'joint' effort ...

Osteoarthritis: Staying in the game is a 'joint' effort! The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance: ACL & Lower Limb Injury Prevention Task Force • Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease in which protective cartilage breaks down and wears away, allowing bones to rub together. • Over time OA of the knee can make physical activities, such as walking, difficult and can significantly limit one's quality of life. • Many treatments, including operative and non- operative options, exist for treating OA. INJURIES IMPACT NUMBERS Individuals with history of OA affects approximately knee injury are 30+ Million 3-6х more likely than those U.S. adults. without history of knee injury to develop signs of OA. DOWN THE LINE ΚΕEP ATH LETES АCTIVE Up to Neuromuscular training 50% exercises can reduce the risk for ACL and other traumatic of individuals with an ACL knee injuries by up to injury will develop knee OA 80% within 10-15 years. The Task Force identified 7 core components of neuromuscular training Lower extremity & core strengthening Attention to participant compliance A Plyometric jump training Minimal or no equipment needed Consistent feedback on proper technique Appropriate Dosage: minimum of 15 sessions over 6 weeks (2-3x/week) for at least 15 minutes per Balance training session www.oaaction.unc.edu

Staying in the game is a 'joint' effort ...

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