Prophylaxis of external ligament injuries | Outer ligament of the knee

Prophylaxis of external ligament injuries

Especially athletes of certain sports are predestined for injuries of the ligaments with a special frequency in the knee area. Ball sports such as football, but especially skiing, are considered risk factors (see: Injuries in football). Especially when skiing at high speeds, the rotation and overstretching of the ligaments in the knee can easily be injured due to the skis that are firmly fixed to the legs.

Not only the outer ligaments, but also the inner ligaments, cruciate ligaments and menisci are very vulnerable. These sports should be practiced with caution. A strongly developed musculature of the legs can also have a protective effect. Targeted strengthening of the individual muscle groups results in greater stability of the joints and relief of the ligaments.