Musculoskeletal injuries of the knee: are females at greater risk?

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Abstract

Research has shown that the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries is higher in female athletes than in male athletes. And anecdotal evidence points to a higher incidence of patellofemoral disorders in females versus males. This article reviews what is known about the incidence of these injuries, the reasons for sex differences in injury rates, the mechanisms behind the injuries, and strategies to prevent them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalMinnesota medicine
Volume90
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007

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