Why Do Loose-Jointed People Have More ACL Tears?

Why Do Loose-Jointed People Have More ACL Tears?

Hyper-Laxity has an effect on knee injuries, especially impacting female athletes.

If you are loose-jointed, you are said to be "hyper-lax". How does this relate to your chances of incurring an ACL tear? 

Well, loose-jointed people are MORE likely to tear the ACL. In this video, Dr. Sterett quickly explains how you might determine if you are loose-jointed.

Dr. Sterett talks about why hyperlax people have a greater risk of suffering ACL tears

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