Sunday, April 19, 2009

Girls' 6 times more likely to have knee injuries than boys



The Children's Memorial Institute for Sports Medicine is offering a Knee Injury Prevention Program (KIPP™). KIPP is a neuromuscular training program designed to reduce the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among female adolescent athletes.

Each year in the United States over 20,000 high school girls suffer a serious sports-related knee injury. In fact, girls are up to six times more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) than boys in similar sports.

Girls who participate in neuromuscular training programs like KIPP are up to 9 times less likely to injure their ACL.

More on knee injury training programs.