Saturday, April 28, 2012

ACL Injuries in Women

From Science Daily

For some reason, women tend to have knee motions that make them more susceptible to injury. Among other things, when landing from a jump their knees tend to collapse inward more than that of most men. They suffer significantly more ACL injuries during physical activity. "We're finding differences in nervous system processing that we believe are related to this," Johnson said. "The causes for those differences are unclear, but it may be due either to a biological difference, such as hormones, or a cultural difference such as different exercise and training patterns."

3 comments:

Felicia said...

I always thought it was biological, stemming from the shape of our pelvis & hips...

Michele said...

Same here...

I thought it was an interesting study.

Thanks for commenting!

Eliza Smith said...

Interesting! My ACL injury was a non-contact injury. My housemate also tore her ACL and we had re-constructive surgery on the same day together. Our doctor mentioned that ACL injury was common in females, but he didn't realise it also ran in households.