Gender May Be a Risk Factor in ACL Knee Injuries

ScienceDaily (2011-07-07)—Researchers believe gender may be a risk factor for cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries, according to a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego. Such research is important because cartilage lesions are “considered a predictor of future osteoarthritis—a debilitating joint condition,” according to the study’s lead author Jan Harald Roetterud, MD, of Akershus University Hospital in Norway. Read more

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