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Study Points the Way to Preventing Knee Injuries in Female Athletes

from Arthritis Today

A simple exercise program that teaches girls how to land correctly as they play, run and jump on the soccer field decreased the incidence of serious knee injuries in these athletes by 77 percent, according to a new study. The findings are significant because female athletes are up to eight times more likely than men to tear a band of tissue in their knees called the anterior cruciate ligament; and these injuries, which destabilize the knee, often lead to the development of osteoarthritis (OA) later in life. more

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