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Sharper angle, higher risk? The effect of cutting angle on knee mechanics in invasion sport athletes

Sharper angle, higher risk? The effect of cutting angle on knee mechanics in invasion sport athletes

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Introduction: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. Material and methods: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45 , 90 , 135 and 180 ) at maximum speed. 3D kinematics and kinetics were collected. To determine differences across cutting angles (45 , 90 , 135 and 180 ) and sex (female, male), a 4 2 repeated measures ANOVA was conducted followed by post hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) with alpha level set at a 0.05 a priori. Results: At all cutting angles, males showed greater knee flexion angles than females (p < 0.01). Also, where males performed all cutting angles with no differences in the amount of knee flexion 42.53 ± 8.95 , females decreased their knee flexion angle from 40.6 ± 7.2 when cutting at 45 to 36.81 ± 9.10 when cutting at 90 , 135 and 180 (p < 0.01). Knee flexion moment decreased for both sexes when cutting towards sharper angles (p < 0.05). At 90 , 135 and 180 , males showed greater knee valgus moments than females. For both sexes, knee valgus moment increased towards the sharper cut- ting angles and then stabilized compared to the 45 cutting angle (p < 0.01). Both females and males showed smaller vGRF when cutting to sharper angles (p < 0.01). Conclusion: It can be concluded that different cutting angles demand different knee kinematics and kinet- ics. Sharper cutting angles place the knee more at risk. However, females and males handle this differ- ently, which has implications for injury prevention.

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OrganisatieHanzehogeschool Groningen
LectoraatSports Sciences
Gepubliceerd inJournal of biomechanics Elsevier Science
Jaar2017
TypeArtikel
TaalEngels

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