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Battle of the sexes: Who wins (or loses) in ACL ruptures?
Date:1/8/2013

ur bone), making ACL reconstruction more challenging, and possibly requiring altered surgical techniques.

"All female athletes, starting in adolescence, should learn appropriate training techniques," said Dr. Sutton. "This includes the appropriate way to land from a jump, increasing the strength of muscles that could have a protective affect on the ACLcore, gluteal, quadriceps and hamstring muscles, as well as working on the body's reaction to change of direction and change of speed."

Read about how Aimee Hartwell, Christina Gordon, and Joanne Donoghue overcame their sports-related ACL rupture injuries on ANationInMotion.org.


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