Knieverletzungen im Handball

Translated title of the contribution: Knee injuries in handball

Romain Seil*, Christian Nührenbörger, Alexis Lion, Torsten Gerich, Alexander Hoffmann, Dietrich Pape

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    Handball is a very popular and one of the most injury-prone team sports and the knee is the most injured joint. Some of the injuries and injury mechanisms are sports-specific, which is due to typical movement patterns. The most frequent severe knee injury is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear which occurs frequently in female handball, mostly related to the so-called valgus collapse after landing from a jump shot or a quick directional change. The review explains various injury patterns as well as risk factors and the influence of prevention initiatives. In addition, age-related specificities are discussed.

    Translated title of the contributionKnee injuries in handball
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)154-164
    Number of pages11
    JournalSports Orthopaedics and Traumatology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


    • ACL
    • Handball
    • Injury
    • Knee
    • Prevention
    • Risk factor


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