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Effect Of Gender And Defensive Opponent On The Biomechanics Of Sidestep Cutting, Scott G. Mclean, Susanne W. Lipfert, Antonie J. Van Den Bogert Dec 2013

Effect Of Gender And Defensive Opponent On The Biomechanics Of Sidestep Cutting, Scott G. Mclean, Susanne W. Lipfert, Antonie J. Van Den Bogert

Antonie J. van den Bogert

Purpose: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries often occur in women during cutting maneuvers to evade a defensive player. Gender differences in knee kinematics have been observed, but it is not known to what extent these are linked to abnormal neuromuscular control elsewhere in the kinetic chain. Responses to defense players, which may be gender-dependent, have not been included in previous studies. This study determined the effects of gender and defense player on entire lower extremity biomechanics during sidestepping. Methods: Eight male and eight female subjects performed sidestep cuts with and without a static defensive opponent while 3D motion and ground ...