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The female runner: gender specifics. Clin Sports Med 2010 Jul;29(3):477-98

Date

07/09/2010

Pubmed ID

20610034

DOI

10.1016/j.csm.2010.03.003

Abstract

There has been a tremendous increase in the number of female runners of all ages and abilities in the past 35 years. Women who participate in running and sports are generally healthier and have higher self-esteem. However, unique medical and orthopedic issues exist for the female runner. This article reviews the history of women in sports, physiologic and biomechanic differences between genders, the pregnant runner, knee osteoarthritis, an update on the female athlete triad and the relationship between amenorrhea and endothelial dysfunction associated with athletics.

Author List

Lynch SL, Hoch AZ

Author

Anne Hoch DO Professor in the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Athletic Injuries
Body Composition
Bone Density
Female
Female Athlete Triad Syndrome
Health Status
Humans
Male
Pregnancy
Risk Factors
Running
Sex Characteristics
Sex Factors
United States
Urinary Incontinence, Stress
Women's Health