Finding Your Angle: Injury Prevention for Women Soccer Players It’s fair to assume that warm-ups, soccer drills and weight training make up a significant portion of your training regimen. But for the sake of counteracting q-angle injuries, you might need to mix up your routine a bit.
Specifics on women’s susceptibility to ACL tears include: Bones tend to be more fragile due to female hormones. Tendency to jump/land with straighter knees than men places more stress on the joint. Alignment of female knees show they buckle slightly more inward than the male knee joint–again causing ...
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Conclusions: Female players suffer a high amount of head injuries and severe knee and ankle injuries. The most common single injury is a sprained ankle. Torn ligaments in the ankle and knee are the most common injuries that require a long recovery period. Most of the severe injuries (>30 days) are due to noncontact intrinsic mechanisms.
The knee was the most common injury site in our study (31.8%), and this finding is consistent with the study of female soccer players by Östenberg et al. 5 An awareness of the propensity of knee injuries in female soccer players is particularly important for the team physician and team trainer, as it has been shown that 12 years post-injury, 34% of previous female soccer players in Sweden who suffered an ACL injury have radiographic changes consistent with osteoarthritis. 32
Individual drills (8.0%) Contact with other players accounted for the majority of injuries. The proportion of injuries that are concussions (9.2 percent) in NCAA women’s soccer players is nearly double the proportion seen in NCAA men’s soccer players (5.5 percent). Surgery resulted from 2.4 percent of all injuries.
So let’s take a closer look at these three key injuries: Ankle sprains occur most often in soccer when a player makes direct contact with another player, like during a tackle or... Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears of the knee in female soccer players are usually non-contact injuries, ...
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A female’s Q angle can be up to 5.8 degrees greater than in males. [1:2] A greater Q angle compromises the integrity of the ACL by putting it in a position where it is more likely to rupture. Therefore, women are at greater risk simply by their anatomy. 2.