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Table 2 The orthopaedic diagnoses in recreational skiersa

From: Sex differences in the knee orthopaedic injury patterns among recreational alpine skiers

Injury type Females Males
n (percentage) Noncontact/Contact n (percentage) Noncontact/Contact
Single knee ligament injury 106 (84.8%) 88/18 127 (70.17%) 105/22
MCL 3 (2.40%) 1/2 19 (10.50%) 12/7
LCL 0   1 (0.55%) 1/0
ACL 99 (79.20%) 84/15 102 (56.35%) 90/12
PCL 4 (3.20%) 3/1 5 (2.76%) 2/3
Isolated meniscal injuries 8 (6.40%) 4/4 19 (10.50%) 17/2
Medial 1 (0.80%) 0/1 8 (4.41%) 7/1
Lateral 6 (4.80%) 3/3 9 (4.97%) 8/1
Both Lateral and Medial 1 (0.80%) 1/0 2 (1.10%) 2/0
Multiple ligament injuries 8 (6.40%) 6/2 31 (17.13%) 27/4
Combined ACL and PCL 0   4 (2.21%) 4/0
Combined ACL and MCL 8 (6.40%) 6/2 16 (8.84%) 14/2
Combined ACL, MCL, and PCL 0   6 (3.31%) 5/1
Combined PCL and LCL 0   1 (0.55%) 0/1
Combined PCL and MCL 0   4 (2.21%) 4/0
Other injuries 3 (2.40%) 2/1 4 (2.21%) 3/1
Combined ACL and Intercondylar eminence fracture 0   1 (0.55%) 1/0
Combined MCL and Intercondylar eminence fracture 1 (0.80%) 1/0 0  
MPFL 1 (0.80%) 1/0 1 (0.55%) 1/0
Patellar Dislocation 1 (0.80%) 0/1 0  
Isolated cartilage injury 0   1 (0.55%) 1/0
Intercondylar eminence and Medial Tibial Plateau fractures 0   1 (0.55%) 0/1
  1. aValues are expressed as number (percentages) within the relevant group
  2. ACL anterior cruciate ligament, MCL medial collateral ligament, PCL posterior cruciate ligament, LCL lateral collateral ligament, MPFL medial patello-femoral ligament