Forums General How does a non-contact knee injury happen? Re: How does a non-contact knee injury happen?

AvatarKaren Santamaria

Thank you Kaitlin. Can you explain a little bit about the tolerance level of tissues so I can have a picture about what was happening in his knee? So if, hypothetically, you take a five year old child and they land with their knees in from one jump, does that stretch the ACL in a certain way, though not tearing it? Then if it becomes a habit it will keep stretching and straining it? If that’s the case, would that also mean that his next bad landing – regardless of time frame – would cause this to happen?

Again, sorry for all the questions. It helps me explain it to other people.