Do women have more sports injuries than men?
Men and women have a similar incidence of sports-related injuries. From a purely statistical standpoint, the female rate of injury remains slightly higher than in men. However, the how and why they are injured can be quite different. Injury patterns in men and women who participate in the same sports, such as CrossFit, soccer, rugby, surfing, running and cycling are unique and often vary based on gender. Since the injuries can be different, so too are the treatment recommendations. Dr. Mark Getelman, orthopedic specialist serving patients in Van Nuys, Thousand Oaks and the Los Angeles, California area, specializes in female sports-related injuries and their treatment.