ACL Rupture Risk Greater Among Female Athletes

ACL Rupture Risk Greater among Female AthletesScienceDaily (2013-01-08)–Nature made the female knee different from the male knee, and this difference may be the reason why anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture risk is greater among female athletes. In a review of the literature by two Yale University experts, it was noted that female athletes are three times more likely to experience this common knee injury than their male peers. Doctors need to take into consideration the anatomical differences when performing ACL reconstruction on female athletes. Young women also should be shown appropriate training techniques at an early age so as to avoid ACL injuries. Read more

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