Study Shows Sex-Based Differences in Sports InjuriesThe article notes several findings that stood out to the researchers in regards to sports-related injuries:
- Female athletes are at a higher risk for stress fractures than male athletes.
- Up to 36% of female high school athletes do not get a sufficient amount of calories or the proper nutrients in their diet to sustain the energy needed for sports, which can lead to menstrual dysfunction and increased bone stress injuries.
- Male athletes have a higher incidence of ACL injuries but female athletes are 2-8 times more likely to get ACL injuries.
- Females are less likely to return to the sport following an ACL injury.
Studies that highlight sex-based differences in injuries are important for parents, caregivers and trainers to recognize to better meet the needs of athletes, particularly those at the high school level.If you or your loved one is experiencing a sports-related injury or other orthopedic issue, be sure to make an appointment with us: http://robertmoriartymd.com/contact-us/ or 631-423-BONE (2663).