It is becoming really difficult for the professionals to understand that why men are reporting more knee ligament injuries than women despite medical researches proving women knees to stand more prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and urging for surgeries to fix them.
Above are the facts that have been revealed by a Swedish study, report upon which, was recently published in the American Journal of Sports medicine. It has clearly revealed a higher number of men reporting the injuries from the entire Swedish population i. e. not only sportsmen but men in certain other regions as well.
According to medical science, ACL is an important stabilizing ligament in the knee. Sportsmen playing games like basketball, soccer and skiing are at higher chances of suffering this type of injury.
But reports confirm 80,000 cruciate ligament injuries (most of them ACL) that are being reported every year in the United States. Half among them have been surgically repaired whereas many others are still suffering from their injuries.
"I think the difference is that earlier studies studied at-risk populations", said Richard Nordenvall, of Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. "In those studies, women are more prone to get injured. The difference with this study is that we studied the general population”.