Posts Categorized: Female Athletes

Top 9 Things to Know About ACL Injuries

Anterior Cruciate Ligament, often referred to as ACL injuries, are the most common knee injuries athletes suffer. While an extremely active individual could possibly suffer this type of injury, an ACL tear is most common in athletes. This is because of the stop and start movements associated with sports such as football, basketball, hockey and more…. Read more »

Sports Injury FAQs

Sports injuries, such as concussions and injured Anterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACLs), are common occurrences across a wide variety of sports. While both injuries are well known, Sport Injury FAQs are helpful in learning about cause, prevention, and treatment among athletes. One very common topic of sport injury FAQs are concussions. They are very common injuries in sports… Read more »

Patella Dislocation in High School Athletes

What is the risk of having a patella dislocation or subluxation among high school athletes in the United States? Many high school athletes, coaches, parents and physicians are discovering that the intensity and competition in high school athletics is growing every day. With this level of activity, it seems that athletes are more prone to… Read more »

Facts about Concussions and Female Soccer Players

A concussion is a kind of brain injury that is typically caused by a fall, hit, or shake to the head.  The long-term damages caused by concussions are an increasing concern for athletes in many different sports, including female soccer players. Soccer is a popular sport for boys and girls across the U.S. with over… Read more »

Dr. Grossfeld Discusses Research About the Female Athlete Triad

I was interviewed recently by Natsue Koikawa, Associate Professor of Sports Science at Juntendo University in Tokyo, Japan. She is also the Director of Women’s Track and Field at the university, along with the Deputy Directory of Japanese Center for Research on Women in Sport. After finding me online, she and her research assistant, Tomomi Hirao,… Read more »

Female Athlete Triad – Prevention and Diagnosis

Understanding the Female Athlete Triad In 1971, before Title IX had past, it was estimated that 310,000 female athletes were participating in sports. In 2010 there were approximately 3,373,000 female participants. Over this period of time, a phenomenon described as the Female Athlete Triad has become an increasing concern for female athletes. An excellent review article… Read more »

A Comparison of ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes Playing Lacrosse and Field Hockey

ACL Injury Rates for Female Athletes – Comparing Lacrosse and Field Hockey   Researchers led by Dr. Hillary J. Braun and colleagues looked at the differences in risk factors for ACL injuries for female athletes who are field hockey players compared to lacrosse players. Prior research has suggested that ACL injuries tend to be more common… Read more »

ACL Injuries More Common Among Girls

Sports injury prevention programs are an important way to keep kids physically active and injury free. According to University of Connecticut researcher Dr. Lindsay DiStefano, middle school is an ideal time to implement a sports injury prevention program. Research suggests that improving neuromuscular coordination and control is at the heart of reducing ACL injuries by… Read more »