Social factors key in women knee injuries

March 30, 2021 17:21
Social factors key in women knee injuries

Social factors key in women knee injuries:- A study says that social factors are responsible for the increase in the knee injuries among the women and girls. Though the discussion off biological factors are discussed, it is all because of the social factors. The study is published in the British Journal of Sports and Medicine. Women are six times more likely to suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than men. This means that the key ligaments to the knee joints are damaged. This can be a career-ending change for professional sportspeople. Most of the women get injured during football, basketball, tennis or soccer. There is no difference in the injury rates between men and women from the past two decades.

This may be due to the injury prevention management between men and women. The authors argued about the hormonal and biological factors and sex-based factors are given little attention. The gendered experiences matter in shaping the girls and the participation of women in the sports. The physical abiities too varies between men and women. There would be a differnece between post-injury rehabilitation between men and women who are recovering from an ACL injury. The social and environmental factors will play a bigger role on sport injuries. More attention to be given to these topics.

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