Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear in Identical Twins: A Case Report

  • Kelsey Lyle Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
  • Jennifer Volberding Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (OSU-COM)
  • Imram Aktar Oklahoma State Medical Center
  • Clint Basener Integrity Surgical Associates

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur at a rate of about 8.1/100,000 per year.1  They are known to be more common in females with 4-5 times increased risk of rupture in female athletes. There have been limited studies that have looked at risk factors for increased occurrence of ACL rupture in twins. We present a literature review and a case presentation of two identical twins that had bilateral ACL tears within a span of two years.

Published
2020-07-06
Section
Athletic Training