Are oral contraceptive use and menstrual cycle phase related to anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in female recreational skiers?

@article{Ruedl2009AreOC,
  title={Are oral contraceptive use and menstrual cycle phase related to anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in female recreational skiers?},
  author={Gerhard Ruedl and Patrick Ploner and Ingrid Linortner and Alois Schranz and Christian Fink and Renate Sommersacher and Elena Pocecco and Werner Nachbauer and Martin Burtscher},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={1065-1069}
}
Oral contraceptive use and menstrual cycle phase are suggested to influence the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in female athletes. However, only few data are available for recreational sports. Therefore, female recreational skiers with a non-contact ACL injury and age-matched controls completed a self-reported questionnaire relating to menstrual history, oral contraceptive use and previous knee injuries. Menstrual history data were used to group subjects into either… CONTINUE READING
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