Female Athletes (ACL injuries)
The risk of sustaining an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) rupture is estimated to be
4-6 times greater in females than that of their male counterparts.
Netball in particular is a high-risk sport for the ACL with many such injuries requiring
knee reconstruction each season. There is emerging evidence that specific training methods
may be able to reduce the risk of these injuries and the Yorkshire Knee Clinic specialists
are working with local specialist physiotherapists and clubs to evaluate and advise on
As with all knee injuries early knee specialist assessment to provide clear diagnosis and
treatment options is advised.