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Analysis Of The Difference In Landing Between Male And Female High School Soccer Athletes, Jessica Vogt Jan 2017

Analysis Of The Difference In Landing Between Male And Female High School Soccer Athletes, Jessica Vogt

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Introduction: Females are consistently found to be at a higher risk of tearing their ACL. Extensive research has been completed previously to determine what causes an ACL tear and why this separation exists but a confirmed conclusion has not been found. Potential extrinsic factors such as decreased knee flexion and increased valgus have commonly been suggested as increased stressors on the ACL. The focus of this study is to determine if there is a significant difference in these two factors between males and females.

Methods: Seven healthy and highly trained subjects between the ages of 17 and 18 who do ...