In the past 15 years the number of females participating in sports, high school and collegiate, has increased by 700%; many more girls are getting out onto the playing fields and courts which unfortunately means more injuries as well. In all sports, the most cocruciate ligament, or ACL. Over 1.4 million women have been affected by ACL injuries in the past 10 years with injuries increasing by 172%. Females are much more prone to ACL injuries than males, up to 8 times more susceptible.
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