Leg Dominance Is a Risk Factor for Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Recreational Skiers

  • Ruedl G
  • Webhofer M
  • Helle K
 et al. 
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Abstract

Background: In recreational alpine skiing, the knee joint accounts for about one third of all injuries in male and female skiers. However, female recreational skiers have twice the knee injury incidence of male skiers, and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk is 3 times greater in female skiers.

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Authors

  • Gerhard Ruedl

  • Magdalena Webhofer

  • Kenneth Helle

  • Martin Strobl

  • Alois Schranz

  • Christian Fink

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