Preventing ACL Injuries in Women Athletes

77293908By Dr. Jon Sebby, DC, ART Provider - The numbers are astounding. Each year there are an estimated 100,000 ACL injuries, with roughly 70-80% being non-contact injuries. What’s more, about a third of these injuries happen to high school female athletes. Women are simply at a greater risk than their male counterparts. It is well established that females, on average, have a wider pelvis, which increases the angle of which the femur connects into the knee. This increased angle, if uncontrolled, can raise the likelihood of shear forces through the knee that could potentially lead to a torn ACL.

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