Dr. Harner explains why women incur patellofemoral joint injuries more often than men.
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And then get it too but what I see more in women, I see more in women a wearing out of the patella femoral joint where the coating cartilage wears out. And that's usually due to a couple of things. It can be due to an injury where they fall and hit it, hit their kneecap or they twist their knee and the kneecap comes out or the articular cartilage can be damaged by wear overtime. And that's where the most common problem I see is a wear of the articular cartilage due to high BMI (Body Mass Index), due to certain type of alignment issues. Women tend to have what we call increased Q angles, knock-knees which puts pressures on the kneecap. And those things overtime can create problems. What's important to know is there are some very detrimental exercises that you can do to really affect the kneecap.