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Saturday, April 15, 2006

ACLs, Bone Loss & Women

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_31495.html

Bad and good news abt ACL tears in women.
http://www.stoneclinic.com/acl_womenbadgood.htm

There have been reports of women having electromechanical delay in muscle recruitment, poor hamstring recruitment patterns, and less functional joint stiffness (the stability of the joint brought about by muscular constraints).5 Others have noted less hamstring and gluteus medius activation in females than males

There have been studies about the relationship of ACL injuries in women and the menstrual cycle. Wojts et al
4 found that women are three times more likely to injure their ACL during ovulation (when levels of estrogen peak) than during other times of their cycle.

http://www.stoneclinic.com/acl_women.htm

ACL rehab
http://www.stoneclinic.com/aclrep_rehab.htm

Cool Ani
http://www.kneehippain.com/patient_animations.php

Site with life stories
http://www.knee1.com/care/Procedure20.cfm?bulletinid=1

Advice
For patients about to undergo ACL surgery, Tanhehco has plenty of advice: Do your post-op exercises, strengthen your legs before surgery, and do not expect to walk right away. "It will get better as time goes by," she says. "Don't give up, and don't get frustrated."


Great site
http://www.aclinjury.co.uk/

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