Janis Ann F. Espino-De Vera, MD, FPOA

Philippines

Lecture Topic: ACL Injuries in Females

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Orthopedic Sports Surgeon active in Philippine Sports and affiliated with the Philippine Sports Commission. She is an AFC Medical and Doping Control Officer and a yoga teacher. She is the Former President of the Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the current President of the Philippine Society of Women Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc.


Lecture: ACL Injuries in Females

Abstract:

This lecture will tackle the peculiarities of the anatomy of the female knee; the differences in alignment, biomechanics, muscle imbalance and recruitment, and hormones between males and females, and the other factors which may explain why female athletes are more prone to having ACL injuries.