AOSSM: Gender Associated With Cartilage Lesions in ACL InjuriesWritten by Laura Miller | July 07, 2011
Gender could be associated with an increased risk of cartilage lesions in anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries, according to a release from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Researchers examined data from 15,783 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction. There were 1,012 patients who had full-thickness cartilage lesions, 372 of which occurred in female patients and 640 of which occurred in male patients. Male football players showed a higher rate of full-thickness articular cartilage injuries when compared with male athletes in other sports.
Read the release about ACL tears.
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