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Gender differences in noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinics in Sports Medicine
0278-5919
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
19
Issue
2
Pages
287–302
Identifiers
PMID: 10740760
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Female athletes have an increased incidence of ACL rupture. The cause of this increased injury rate is unclear, but it is most likely from a complex interplay between multiple variables. The relative risk of incurring an ACL injury is still low. The increased risk of ACL injury in women compared with men should not discourage female participation in sports. Instead, the focus should be on strategies to prevent injuries. Intrinsic factors are difficult or impossible to change; modifiable risk factors need to identified and prevention strategies should be employed.

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