ACL injury incidence in female handball 10 years after the Norwegian ACL prevention study: Important lessons learned
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Original versionBritish journal of sports medicine. 2013, 47, 476-479 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091862
Success in injury prevention in the short run is possible. Several studies have documented that injuries can be prevented if programme compliance is sufﬁcient. However, the efﬁcacy of an intervention is in a controlled trial does not mean that it will be widely adopted and sustained and have an impact on public health. Finch outlined the Translating Research into Injury Prevention Practice framework, emphasising that only research that can and will be adopted by the participants, the coaches and sporting bodies will succeed in the long run. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is an example where there are controlled studies showing promising efﬁcacy (that the intervention is capable of producing the desired effect); however, their efﬁciency (whether the desired effect occurs under real-life conditions) is not known. We wanted to know ‘Have ACL injury prevention initiatives taken in Norway during the last decade been successful in the long run?’ We report our experience with Norwegian handball as an example, as this is an area where several initiatives (table 1) building on prevention trials have coincided with an ongoing surveillance programme.
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