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Testosterone may be a factor in the lower ACL injury rate in men

from Physical Therapy Products

Women are reportedly 10 times more likely than men to injury the anterior cruciate ligament in their knees. In a new study, scientists investigate whether testosterone in males could be the explanation why. "The primary implication of the study is that testosterone may contribute to the ACL’s ability to withstand tensile loads and may be one of multiple factors response for the disparate ACL injury rate between men and women," says William Romani, PhD, MHA, a physical therapist and sports medicine researcher who was a visiting faculty member in The Johns Hopkins University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering from 2009 to 2015, in a media release from Johns Hopkins Medicine. more

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