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Complimentary Sports Injury Prevention Pamphlet for Women Offered by NOHC of Chicago
Date:7/21/2008

The Neurologic and Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago offers information on prevention and treatment of knee injuries. Available as a laminated card or downloadable pdf, the reference tool offers tips for reducing risks, including knee-specific strengthening exercises.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2008 -- It's estimated that more than 1.4 million women tear an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) every year. That's double the number from a decade ago. Responding to a recent increase in sports injuries among female athletes, the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital has introduced a new informational pamphlet for female athletes. The pamphlet, entitled "Leveling the Playing Field: Knee Injury Prevention Strategies for Female Athletes," includes tips for reducing an individual's risk of injuries and strengthening exercises for improving balance, coordination, power, strength and speed.

Preston Wolin, M.D., director of the Sports Medicine Program at the Neurologic & Orthopedic Hospital of Chicago, believes a general naivety about good strengthening and conditioning practices is a major reason young women are injuring themselves far too frequently in competitive sports.

The knee injury pamphlet makes the following key points:

  • One in 10 female collegiate athletes suffer a knee injury each year
  • One in 100 female high school athletes suffer a knee injury each year
  • Women experience four-to-eight times more knee injuries th
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