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Why are so many women injuring their knees playing professional World Cup soccer?

Why are so many women injuring their knees playing professional World Cup soccer? Anterior cruciate tears are more common in women going through puberty than in males the same age.  Recently, the NY Times reported that there is an epidemic of these injuries in professional soccer players in their 20s. Understanding how the knee works is in the eye of the beholder. The ankle must move to absorb shock at the hip.  When this does not happen, it will affect the knee, which is a joint that is combined with the pully mechanism in the kneecap. They there is asymmetry, Read More »