January 17, 2013
Dr. Boden discusses why women are at increased risk for ACL injury
Female athletes tear ACLs at triple the rate of men
The number of ACL injuries has tripled since 2000 and while the focus has been on male athletes like Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, females are actually three times more likely than men to tear their ACLs.
Multiple recent studies evaluated ACL prevention exercises -- focused on balance, strength, and proper landing techniques-- and found they can significantly reduce the risk of injury for women and girls. Read More