Canada forward Janine Beckie watches after attempting a shot during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup women’s soccer match against the United States, Feb. 16, 2023, in Orlando, Fla.
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Gender disparities in sport extend to injuries too. Female soccer players are at greater risk for ACL tears than males and it is clear immediate action is needed to address the non-biological factors for the injury.
Beth Mead dribbling the ball v Germany in the Women European Championship Final 2022.
ACL injuries are the most serious kind of knee damage and they are more prevalent in female footballers.
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Yes, there is a risk of injuring yourself while playing netball but the overall risk of serious injury is relatively small – and far outweighed by the benefit of being active and part of a team.
Many retired players report injuries last long after they stop playing.
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Injuries that commonly effect former players during retirement include concussion, neck injuries, shoulder dislocation, and knee ligament injuries.
It’s going to take time to recover.
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Former Carlton player Andrew Walker was reportedly able to resume playing regional football after PPS treatment.
While PPS is approved in oral capsule form to treat bladder inflammation, it is not yet approved as in injection for knee and bone problems. But AFL players have been given special access.
Going home after a total knee replacement and having regular physiotherapy means you recover just as fast as if you’d chosen to stay in hospital for your rehab. And it’s cheaper.
Private patients who stay in hospital for costly rehab after major knee surgery recover just as fast as people who go home and have physiotherapy. So, why pay more?
A meniscal tear can end a sports career. There are no reliable fixes, but one might be on the horizon.