ACL Tears in the Female Athlete: Train It or Sprain It
Published: October 20, 2015
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears occur in both genders, but female athletes are at higher risk with college basketball and soccer female athletes having a threefold higher risk than their male counterparts. The effect of this discrepancy has been amplified in the past few decades as a result of the pass...[Read More]
Category: Knee Injuries, Unique to Female Athletes,
Should Women Be Barefoot Running?
Published: May 29, 2015
AMSSM Past President Bert Fields, MD and member Jon Woo, MD were recently featured in an Outside Magazine article regarding women and barefoot running.
Dr. Fields is Fellowship Director of Sports Medicine at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. His key interests include sports ultrasound...[Read More]
Category: Experts in the News, Unique to Female Athletes,
The Female Athlete Triad
Published: May 11, 2015
The Female Athlete Triad is a term used to describe three distinct but interrelated conditions, including, low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density. Low energy availability is a term that is used to describe the condition that occurs if a female has low stored energy (low body weight for height), and/o...[Read More]
Category: Unique to Female Athletes,