Are Women More Likely To Suffer An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury Than Men? And What Should You Do If You Suffer A Knee Injury?
Are Women More Likely To Suffer An ACL Injury Than Men?
Yes. The evidence suggests that, as a woman, you are between 4 to 6 times more likely to damage your ACL.
Which Sports Pose The Greatest Risk Of ACL Injury?
Any sport that involves rapid changes of direction and/or fast transitions from stationary to mobile is a likely candidate for ACL injury. ACL ruptures are common in football and rugby and particularly high in netball. It is not uncommon for a netball team to have several players tear their ACL each season, which then require reconstruction.