I’m sure that you have heard of the ACL or anterior cruciate ligament…especially if your kids participate in outside team sports like soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. So why is it that girls are more susceptible to tears of the ACL than boys?
Lower extremity injuries make up 66% of all sports injuries. One of the most common knee injuries is rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL. Recent data indicates that the rate of ACL injuries is rising rapidly.