Female Athletes (ACL Injuries)
Evidence suggests women are 4-6 times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than men.
Netball in particular is a high-risk sport for tearing the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). It is
not uncommon for a netball team to have several players tear their ACL each season,
which then require reconstruction. There is emerging evidence that specific training methods
may be able to reduce the risk of these injuries. The Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s orthopaedic
consultants are working with local specialist physiotherapists and clubs to evaluate
and advise on these methods.
If you suffer a knee injury as a result of your sport, early and expert assessment is vital.
Talk to Yorkshire Knee Clinic’s knee specialists about the diagnosis and treatment options
that can help you get back to the sport you love faster.