Mechanism in Non-Contact ACL Tears Similar in Men, Women

Share this content:
Mechanism in Non-Contact ACL Tears Similar in Men, Women
Mechanism in Non-Contact ACL Tears Similar in Men, Women

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Males and females have similar knee positions at the time of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, according to a study published online April 18 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Kwadwo A. Owusu-Akyaw, M.D., from Duke University in Durham, N.C., compared knee positions between males and females at the time of non-contact ACL injury. Investigators used clinical T2 weighted magnetic resonance images from 15 male and 15 female subjects, and created three-dimensional models of the femur, tibia, and associated bone bruises with segmentation of the magnetic resonance images. To predict the bone positions near the time of injury, the femur was positioned relative to the tibia in order to maximize bone bruise overlap. In the predicted position of injury, flexion, valgus, internal tibial rotation, and anterior tibial translation were measured.

The researchers found that between males and females there were no significant differences in the position of injury with regard to knee flexion (P = 0.66), valgus (P = 0.87), internal tibial rotation (P = 0.26), or anterior tibial translation (P = 0.18).

"These findings suggest that a similar mechanism results in ACL rupture in both male and female athletes with this pattern of bone bruising," the authors write.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Trending Activities

All Professions

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

More in Home

CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads

CDC: More Than 400 Sickened by McDonald's Salads

Multistate outbreak of Cyclosporiasis linked to McDonald's Fresh Express Salad Mix

Jury Awards 289 Million in Case Linking Roundup to Man's Cancer

Jury Awards $289 Million in Case Linking Roundup ...

Case could set a precedent for other lawsuits against Monsanto, the manufacturer of Roundup

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk

Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk

No increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in association with prenatal Tdap vaccination

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »