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Old 02-26-2010, 02:11 PM   #24
Steven Low
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Q-angle in the knee (from wider hips) = greater torque on the knee = more valgus problems.

Plus they have less muscle mass than men from less testosterone.

So you get something like a 6-10 fold increased knee injury rate depending on the sport. Hence why proper strength and conditioning is critical for women in particular.
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