Does size matter? MRI measures of joint’s geometry suggest role in athletes’ severe knee injuries

23 septiembre 2014

With only 200-300,000 per year, ACL injuries are far less common than ankle ligament injuries, which number more than two million annually. But ACL injuries can end sports careers and are proven to lead to the early onset of osteoarthritis, putting young athletes on track for joint replacement as early as their 30s. Research provides insight into the potential role of the knee’s geometric characteristics in increasing injury risk.