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Why females tear their ACL 3x more than males

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Why women tear their ACL more than men - Daniel Cooper, MD

Orthopedic surgeon Dan Cooper explains why women are more prone to tearing their ACL than men. He attributes the higher risk to various factors, including anatomical differences, such as a narrower femur and smaller ACL in women. Additionally, issues like hyperextension and hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle can increase vulnerability. To minimize the risk, he recommends engaging in ACL functional prevention programs involving specific exercises three times a week.

Last edited on January 4th, 2024 8:44 pm