NCAA gymnasts – recurrent ACL injuries

An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a serious injury that can be career-ending in collegiate athletics.

A rerupture (recurrent rupture) after primary ACL reconstruction occurs in 1% to 11% of all athletes.

The highest rates of recurrent ACL ruptures (per 10,000 AEs) were among male football players (15), female gymnasts (8.2), and female soccer players (5.2). …

Of sports played by athletes of both sexes, women’s soccer had a significantly higher rate of recurrent ACL ruptures than men’s soccer (rate ratio, 3.8 [95% CI, 1.3-15]). …

Epidemiology of Recurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Sports

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