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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-9

Sex-based differences in postural stability: A systematic review


1 Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
2 James R. Urbaniak Sports Science Institute, Department of Orthopedic Surgery; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

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Mr. Connor James Dean
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/DORJ.DORJ_2_20

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Postural stability is a known risk factor for musculoskeletal injury although the impact of sex on postural stability is not well understood. This systematic review evaluated 24 studies that reported on postural stability. Findings regarding the impact of sex on postural stability were mixed, with some studies reporting male superiority, others reporting female superiority, and still others demonstrating no significant difference.


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