Identifying the relationship between preparatory mechanics and an athletes risk of ACL injury: a preliminary analysis

Jonathan Staynor, Jacqueline Alderson, Jeffrey Reinbolt, Cyril Donnelly

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    Abstract

    This study investigated whether an athlete's mechanics during the preparatory phase of unplanned sidestepping predicted peak valgus knee moments during weight acceptance. Nine female community level team sport athletes completed an established sidestepping movement assessment. Preparatory anterior-posterior trunk momentum and left-right lateral trunk momentum, alongside trunk flexion range of motion during weight acceptance combined to predict 57% of the variance in peak knee valgus moments. These preliminary results show that preparatory trunk mechanics are related to subsequent peak knee valgus moments and anterior cruciate ligament injury risk during unplanned sidestepping. A data set of 11 6 mixed characteristic athletes is currently being analysed to verify these findings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationISBS Conference Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports
    EditorsMichiyoshi Ae, Yasushi Enomoto, Norihisa Fujii, Hideki Takagi
    PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports
    Pages339-342
    ISBN (Print)1999-4168
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Event34th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport - Tsukuba, Japan
    Duration: 18 Jun 201622 Jul 2016

    Conference

    Conference34th International Conference of Biomechanics in Sport
    CountryJapan
    CityTsukuba
    Period18/06/1622/07/16

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    Staynor, J., Alderson, J., Reinbolt, J., & Donnelly, C. (2016). Identifying the relationship between preparatory mechanics and an athletes risk of ACL injury: a preliminary analysis. In M. Ae, Y. Enomoto, N. Fujii, & H. Takagi (Eds.), ISBS Conference Proceedings: 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (pp. 339-342). International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/cpa/article/view/7052