Injury prevention

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This study determined whether the neuromuscular training program with augmented feedback was effective in decreasing the injury rate of ACL during landing. Seventeen male and 16 female college basketball or velleyball players were randomly divided into training (4-weeks duration), or control group (no training). Kinematic data collected by 8 infrared cameras of Motion Analysis System (200 Hz) were synchronized with kinetic data from 4 Kistler force plates (9281CA) (1000 Hz). The injury prevention training only signifcantly reduced ground reaction forces in the training group (p <0.05) with no statistical difference in knee flexion angle, varus–valgus moment and internal–external rotation moment. There was a likely beneficial decrease in valgus moment and internal rotation moment in the male training group and possibly harmful increase internal rotation moment in female training group. There was possibly-to-likely harm in GRF, knee flexion angle and valgus moment in the control group. The neuromuscular training with augmented feedback reduced ground reaction forces in college basketball and volleyball players, and thus may reduce the risk of ACL injury in landing.