Study: High School Girls at Greater Risk for Overuse Injuries

A new study conducted by the The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows that high school girls are at much higher risk of overuse injuries, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, than their male counterparts, WMBF News reports.

Said Dr. Patrick Denton: “A female’s knee, when you run, jump and cut is different than a males knee when you run, jump and cut. Certain muscle groups activate at different times.”

“These neuromuscular differences and the alarming rate at which female athletes are injured led to a $10,000 grant from the Mcleod foundation to properly train the Mcleod sports medicine staff in sports metrics, the sports performance training program scientifically proven to reduce the risk of knee injury while increasing athletic ability.”