NCAA statistics found that female athletes are 2-8 times more likely to sustain an ACL injury playing sports. Several factors are speculated to increase risk of ACL injury in females including lower extremity alignment (wider pelvis, knee valgus, foot pronation), joint laxity, hamstring flexibility, muscle development, hormonal differences, and ACL size. 70-80% of ACL-injuries in female football players incurred through non-contact situations.
Knee injuries are often associated with long and costly rehabilitation. It ́s often followed by a relatively high incidence of various degrees of deterioration.
There have been many studies and exercise programs to prevent knee injuries, but nothing that targets each of the players individually.
Could there be a new way to prevent ACL-injuries, a way that can see risks and suggest actions to prevent it?