Anatomical Differences For Female Athletes
Female athletes have hormonal influences, biomechanical factors, neuromuscular factors, and anatomic differences that affect how more they get injured. Women’s anatomical differences to consider are they can be more knock-kneed, their femoral notch size, ACL dimensions, the Q-angle, and the degree of knee laxity they have. Coaches always have different techniques when conditioning their athletes which can be an outside factor. Athletes will always have different skill level which coaches need to take into consideration when pushing their athletes (Voskanian). Ireland agreed that “Women are not taught to land with their hips over their knees and land on both feet in a coordinated way” (Sullivan). Adolescents suffer from a disproportionate number of ACL injuries when they hit puberty. Females will have to find a way to prevent the injuries they are prone to the …show more content…
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