Female Athletes More Susceptible to Suffer Knee Injuries

Female athletes are 2-to-8 times more likely than males to suffer knee injuries, and now researchers may have an idea why.

A small study from the Cleveland Clinic shows women tend to land from a jump with a more flexed ankle and more internal rotation in the knee.

That extra motion seemed to make athletes more vulnerable to injuries.

When athletes were fatigued, the difference in injuries was even greater.


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