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Antonie J. van den Bogert

Anterior cruciate ligament; Gender; Sidestep cutting; Knee valgus moment; Lower limb; Neuromuscular control

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Association Between Lower Extremity Posture At Contact And Peak Knee Valgus Moment During Sidestepping: Implications For Acl Injury, Scott G. Mclean, Xuemei M. Huang, Antonie J. Van Den Bogert Dec 2013

Association Between Lower Extremity Posture At Contact And Peak Knee Valgus Moment During Sidestepping: Implications For Acl Injury, Scott G. Mclean, Xuemei M. Huang, Antonie J. Van Den Bogert

Antonie J. van den Bogert

Background. Knee valgus load during sports movement is viewed as an important predictor of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament injury risk, particularly in females. Formulating movement strategies that can reduce valgus loading during these movements therefore appears pertinent to reducing anterior cruciate ligament injury rates. With this in mind, the current study examined the relationship between peak valgus moment and lower extremity postures at impact during a sidestep cutting task. Methods. Ten male and ten female NCAA athletes had initial contact three-dimensional hip, knee and ankle angles and subsequent knee valgus moment quantified during the execution of (n=10 trials) sidesteps ...