Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

Study finds predictors for ACL injury are dissimilar between male and female athletes

Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.

Except for increased anterior-posterior knee laxity, results from this study indicated female athletes and male athletes were not similar with regard to predictors for first-time noncontact ACL injury.

Researchers identified 109 high school or collegiate-level athletes with ACL injuries. Investigators used multivariate conditional logistic regression to analyze patients with ACL injuries and 227 matched controls and examined the effects of demographics, joint laxity, lower extremity alignment, strength and personality traits on the chance for an ACL injury. With results from the multivariate logistic regression, investigators created risk models.

Source: Healio

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