Title

Does higher anterior knee joint laxity alter landing biomechanics in pubescent girls?

RIS ID

73739

Publication Details

Wild, C. Y., Steele, J. R. & Munro, B. J. 2012, 'Does higher anterior knee joint laxity alter landing biomechanics in pubescent girls?', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 44, no. 5S, pp. 626-626.

Abstract

Abstract of poster presentation presented at 2011 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport (ACSMS). From the onset of puberty females are at a greater risk of sustaining a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture compared to males. Increased anterior knee laxity (AKL) in females has been proposed as a possible mechanism for increased ACL injury risk, due to the associated decrease in knee joint stability during landing movements. Despite this association, there is a dearth of literature investigating the effects of increased AKL on lower limb landing biomechanics in adolescent girls.

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