ACL Injury

Risk Factors

ACL injuries are most common among:

  • Athletes: Certain sports such as basketball, martial arts, soccer, football put you at risk of an ACL injury.
  • Women: Women have a much higher risk of having an ACL tear than men when doing the same sports because women tend to have imbalanced thigh muscles. The muscles at the front of the leg tends to be improportionately stronger than the muscles at the back of the leg. This strain puts the ACL at more risk of a rupture.
15 October, 2012