Information about project titled 'Is knee biomechanics in sport specific cutting maneuvers associated with ACL injury risk? A prospective cohort study of 776 elite female handball and football players'
Is knee biomechanics in sport specific cutting maneuvers associated with ACL injury risk? A prospective cohort study of 776 elite female handball and football players
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|Project manager:||Tron Krosshaug|
|Coworker(s):||Eirik Kristianslund, Kam Ming Mok, Agnethe Nilstad, Kathrin Steffen, Grethe Myklebust, Ingar Holme, Roald Bahr, Lars Engebretsen, Thor Einar Andersen|
Introduction: Cutting biomechanics is assumed to influence ACL injury risk. However, this hypothesis has never been investigated.
Aim: To investigate if knee biomechanics in a sport-specific cutting maneuver is related to the risk of ACL injury among female handball and football players.
Method: We measured 3D kinetics and kinematics during sport-specific sidestep cutting maneuvers in 776 female elite handball and football players. Players performed sport-specific cutting maneuvers while 3D kinetis and kinematics was captured. We measured seven candidate risk factors: Peak flexion, adduction, internal and external rotation joint moments of the knee, peak ground reaction force and peak knee flexion and valgus angels. We used logistic regression analyses to examine their association with injury risk.