Sunday, August 3, 2008

Olympics Opion on Female ACL Injuries

International Olympic Committee Position Statement on ACL Injuries in Female Athletes

IOC Consensus Statement Non-contact ACL injury in the female athlete IOC headquarters, Lausanne, Coubertin Room, 7-9 February, 2008. The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury remains high,especially in the young, athletic population 14-19 years of age.

The incidence of non-contact ACL tears as a function of gender shows that female subjects have
a much higher incidence in some sports such as basketball,netball and team handball versus male subjects. In spite of the fact that some successful ACL injury prevention programmes have been introduced, the ACL injury continues to be the largest single problem in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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