Editorial Commentary: Moving on from studying only the ACL: The importance of sex differences in other orthopaedic injuries

Authors

  • Eric Berkson, MD

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53646/jwsm.v2i1.25

Keywords:

Sex differences, Women's Sports Medicine, Posterior Cruciate Ligament, ACL, PCL

Abstract

Our understanding of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has advanced to the point where we understand female-specific predisposing factors to injuries; we have begun to alter surgical reconstructive procedures for women; and we can leverage enhanced sex-specific understandings to improve rehabilitation and even to prevent injuries. While study of sex-specific differences in posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries has just begun, it is our responsibility within the field of sports medicine to continue to advance our understanding of sex differences in PCL and other orthopaedic injuries and to promote future studies examining this topic. 

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2022-04-05

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Editorial Commentary: Moving on from studying only the ACL: The importance of sex differences in other orthopaedic injuries. (2022). Journal of Women’s Sports Medicine, 2(1), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.53646/jwsm.v2i1.25

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