Are ACL Injuries More Common in Women?

IMG_0741Are ACL injuries more common in women? The answer is yes. When compared to men, women put greater stress on their knees as a result of differences in biomechanics. The space for ACL movement is more limited in women than in men, due to a narrower notch. Within this restricted space, the femoral condyles can more easily pinch the ACL which can lead to its rupture (or tear).

Here’s some statistics you may not know:

  • Women are 2-8x more likely to injure their ACL
  • The ACL is responsible for 90% of knee stability
  • 50% of ACL injuries effect other parts of the knee

Check out this infographic to learn more:

ACL Injuries

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