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ACL INJURIES: WHAT PARENTS OF FEMALE ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW

Posted on: 08/29/2017

ACL INJURIES: WHAT PARENTS OF FEMALE ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW

When it comes to back-to-school sports injury prevention, we hear a lot about how to protect our young athletes from sports-related injuries. As a former quarterback and now team doctor for several local college and high school football teams, as well as the Chesapeake Bayhawks, I know there’s good reason for these safety precautions.

But as an orthopedic surgeon and father of a daughter, I know there’s a fact that parents of our young female athletes need to know: Female athletes are up to eight times as likely to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury as male athletes.

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