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Men More Susceptible to Knee Injuries


Men More Susceptible to Knee Injuries

(epharmanews) – Women have always been known to be more likely susceptible to knee injuries, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in particular. However, a new study from Sweden says it is quite the contrary: men are more prone to such injuries.

Sports such as soccer, basketball and skiing which require quick turns or pivoting movements often cause ACL tears. ACL is the key stabilizing ligament in the knee.

An earlier study was conducted on people who at higher risk of injuries than others and its results were contradictory to this new study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, which was more comprehensive and not limited to people of a certain area or players of a certain sport.

Richard Nordenvall, of Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden said: “I think the difference is that earlier studies studied at-risk populations,”

"In those studies, women are more prone to get injured. The difference with this study is that we studied the general population."

Nordenvall and his colleagues utilized a nationwide database of patient to how many Swedes had knee ligament injuries and how many had surgical repairs between 2002 and 2009. They found that there were 78 people with ACL tears in every 100,000 people.

Men accounted for 60 percent of those tears, and 59 percent of the reconstructive surgeries associated with knee ligament injuries. Women, however, experienced more ACL injuries at a younger age – between the ages of 11 and 20, while men were more prone to the injury between the ages of 21 to 30.

Scientists were not able to identify a specific reason for this relation between age and injury susceptibility. However, some scientists suggest that differences in body's development and movement patterns.

"It's a common injury and it's more common than what has been thought of earlier," Nordenvall concluded.


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