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Are female athletes more prone to sports injuries?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
10 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
In a recent survey it was found that, sportswomen are eight times more likely to suffer injury like anterior cruciate ligament (acl) than men.
It is considered as an epidemic. The study also confirmed the fact that more than thousands of sportswomen undergo ACL operations each year. Hips, back and shoulders – women players in the sport of rugby are more prone to shoulder injuries.

In brief: Yes
In a recent survey it was found that, sportswomen are eight times more likely to suffer injury like anterior cruciate ligament (acl) than men.
It is considered as an epidemic. The study also confirmed the fact that more than thousands of sportswomen undergo ACL operations each year. Hips, back and shoulders – women players in the sport of rugby are more prone to shoulder injuries.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Kim Fagan
The good news is that there are also training programs that can help decrease the incidence of ACL injuries in this same population of female athletes. Proper training with focusing on muscle appropriate muscle balance between hamstrings and quads and learning new landing techniques when jumping can help prevent ACL injuries.
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes - sometimes
Compared to their male counterparts in several specific sports, women are several times more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligament is one example.
Another example is female endurance athletes with low body weight for height are at risk of amenorrhea and this places them at increased risk for stress fractures.

In brief: Yes - sometimes
Compared to their male counterparts in several specific sports, women are several times more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligament is one example.
Another example is female endurance athletes with low body weight for height are at risk of amenorrhea and this places them at increased risk for stress fractures.
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