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I've read that female basketball players are more likely than male players to injure the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee. Is this true in other sports as well?

Yes, this is true for all women's sports that stress the knee. Certain force patterns result in knee ligament injury. A recent report noted that ACL injury is more frequent in women skiers. One difference is that medial ligament injuries in women skiers are less severe than in other sports. There are no reports yet to tell us how common combined ligament injuries are in skiers. Studies so far donít show that ACL and medial collateral ligament tears together are increased among female skiers.


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