A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine reveals that even though recent studies have shown women's knees to be more prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, it is the men who suffer from a greater number of such injuries.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden who looked into the number of knee ligament injuries and surgical repairs between 2002 and 2009 in the country.
The researchers found that over 56,659 people suffered from tears in their knee ligaments during the period of which over 34,000 were men.
Lead researcher Dr Richard Nordenvall said that their study was different from previous studies as it looked at the general population. "I think the difference is that earlier studies studied at-risk populations. In those studies, women are more prone to get injured. The difference with this study is that we studied the general population", he said.