- Girls, possibly due to weaker neck muscles (article hypothesis), get more cranial and facial injuries than do boys. Translation: concussions.
- Boys injure the lower leg more than twice as often as do girls.
- Due to factors not known but guessable, "girls are more likely to tear a ligament on their supporting leg, whereas boys are more prone to injure their dominant leg."
- Girls tear the ACL much more often than do boys, who tend to injure the ankle instead.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
So boys and girls...
...really ARE different. Especially from a Physical Therapy standpoint. There are statistically significant gender-based differences in certain types of soccer injuries, in particular