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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034479/scaling-of-the-ankle-extensor-muscle-tendon-units-and-the-biomechanical-implications-for-bipedal-hopping-locomotion-in-the-post-pouch-kangaroo-macropus-fuliginosus
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Edward P Snelling, Andrew A Biewener, Qiaohui Hu, David A Taggart, Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Shane K Maloney, Roger S Seymour
Bipedal hopping is used by macropods, including rat-kangaroos, wallabies and kangaroos (superfamily Macropodoidea). Interspecific scaling of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units in the lower hindlimbs of these hopping bipeds shows that peak tendon stress increases disproportionately with body size. Consequently, large kangaroos store and recover more strain energy in their tendons, making hopping more efficient, but their tendons are at greater risk of rupture. This is the first intraspecific scaling analysis on the functional morphology of the ankle extensor muscle-tendon units (gastrocnemius, plantaris and flexor digitorum longus) in one of the largest extant species of hopping mammal, the western grey kangaroo Macropus fuliginosus (5...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952871/female-athletes-with-varying-levels-of-vertical-stiffness-display-kinematic-and-kinetic-differences-during-single-leg-hopping
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Justin P Waxman, Kevin R Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B Taylor
Vertical stiffness may contribute to lower-extremity injury risk; however, it is unknown whether athletes with different stiffness levels display differences in biomechanics. This study compared differences in biomechanics between female athletes (n=99) with varying stiffness levels during a repetitive, single-leg, vertical hopping task. Vertical stiffness was calculated as the ratio of peak vertical ground-reaction force to maximum center-of-mass displacement. Tertiles were established using stiffness values, and separate one-way ANOVAs were used to evaluate between-group differences...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900562/a-biomechanical-comparison-among-three-kinds-of-rebound-type-jumps-in-female-collegiate-athletes
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Miki Nariai, Naruto Yoshida, Atsushi Imai, Kazumichi Ae, Ryo Ogaki, Hirokazu Suhara, Hitoshi Shiraki
BACKGROUND: Single-legged drop jumps (SDJ), single-legged repetitive jumps (SRJ), and single-legged side hops (SSH) are often used as plyometric training and functional performance tests. Differences in the kinetics and kinematic characteristics of lower extremity joints during these jumps are unclear. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the joint motion and mechanical work of the takeoff leg from foot contact to foot-off during SDJ, SRJ, and SSH in the sagittal and frontal planes in female athletes...
August 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734700/predicting-muscle-forces-during-the-propulsion-phase-of-single-leg-triple-hop-test
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Felipe Costa Alvim, Paulo Roberto Garcia Lucareli, Luciano Luporini Menegaldo
Functional biomechanical tests allow the assessment of musculoskeletal system impairments in a simple way. Muscle force synergies associated with movement can provide additional information for diagnosis. However, such forces cannot be directly measured noninvasively. This study aims to estimate muscle activations and forces exerted during the preparation phase of the single leg triple hop test. Two different approaches were tested: static optimization (SO) and computed muscle control (CMC). As an indirect validation, model-estimated muscle activations were compared with surface electromyography (EMG) of selected hip and thigh muscles...
July 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714786/effects-of-a-prophylactic-knee-sleeve-on-anterior-cruciate-ligament-loading-during-sport-specific-movements
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Jonathan Sinclair, Paul John Taylor
CONTEXT: Prophylactic knee bracing is extensively utilized in athletic populations, to reduce the high risk from knee injuries, but their role in the attenuation of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) pathologies is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current investigation was to investigate the effects of a prophylactic knee sleeve on ACL loading parameters linked to the aetiology of injury in recreational athletes. SETTING: Laboratory...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687149/stiffness-of-a-wobbling-mass-models-analysed-by-a-smooth-orthogonal-decomposition-of-the-skin-movement-relative-to-the-underlying-bone
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Raphaël Dumas, Eric Jacquelin
The so-called soft tissue artefacts and wobbling masses have both been widely studied in biomechanics, however most of the time separately, from either a kinematics or a dynamics point of view. As such, the estimation of the stiffness of the springs connecting the wobbling masses to the rigid-body model of the lower limb, based on the in vivo displacements of the skin relative to the underling bone, has not been performed yet. For this estimation, the displacements of the skin markers in the bone-embedded coordinate systems are viewed as a proxy for the wobbling mass movement...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667211/criteria-for-return-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-with-lower-reinjury-risk-cr-stal-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-study-in-france
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Alexandre J M Rambaud, Bertrand Semay, Pierre Samozino, Jean-Benoît Morin, Rodolphe Testa, Rémi Philippot, Jérémy Rossi, Pascal Edouard
INTRODUCTION: The decision regarding when to return to sport after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is an important one. Using a variety of subjective and objective parameters, various attempts have been made to determine an optimal timeline for a return to sport after ACLR, but none have been validated.The aim of the present study is therefore to determine which criteria or combination of criteria could allow to return to sport with the lowest possible risk of reinjury...
June 30, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515972/determination-of-clinically-relevant-differences-in-frontal-plane-hop-tests-in-women-s-collegiate-basketball-and-soccer-players
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Kelly Hardesty, Eric J Hegedus, Kevin R Ford, Anh-Dung Nguyen, Jeffrey B Taylor
BACKGROUND: ACL injury prevention programs are less successful in female basketball players than in soccer players. Previous authors have identified anthropometric and biomechanical differences between the athletes and different sport-specific demands, including a higher frequency of frontal plane activities in basketball. Current injury risk screening and preventive training practices do not place a strong emphasis on frontal plane activities. The medial and lateral triple hop for distance tests may be beneficial for use in the basketball population...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496411/calf-compression-sleeves-change-biomechanics-but-not-performance-and-physiological-responses-in-trail-running
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Hugo A Kerhervé, Pierre Samozino, Fabrice Descombe, Matthieu Pinay, Guillaume Y Millet, Marion Pasqualini, Thomas Rupp
Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine whether calf compression sleeves (CS) affects physiological and biomechanical parameters, exercise performance, and perceived sensations of muscle fatigue, pain and soreness during prolonged (~2 h 30 min) outdoor trail running. Methods: Fourteen healthy trained males took part in a randomized, cross-over study consisting in two identical 24-km trail running sessions (each including one bout of running at constant rate on moderately flat terrain, and one period of all-out running on hilly terrain) wearing either degressive CS (23 ± 2 mmHg) or control sleeves (CON, <4 mmHg)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298066/effect-of-fatigue-protocols-on-lower-limb-neuromuscular-function-and-implications-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-training
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Sue D Barber-Westin, Frank R Noyes
BACKGROUND: Approximately two-thirds of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are sustained during noncontact situations when an athlete is cutting, pivoting, decelerating, or landing from a jump. Some investigators have postulated that fatigue may result in deleterious alterations in lower limb biomechanics during these activities that could increase the risk of noncontact ACL injuries. However, prior studies have noted a wide variation in fatigue protocols, athletic tasks studied, and effects of fatigue on lower limb kinetics and kinematics...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072630/bracing-of-the-reconstructed-and-osteoarthritic-knee-during-high-dynamic-load-tasks
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Harvi F Hart, Kay M Crossley, Natalie J Collins, David C Ackland
PURPOSE: Lateral compartment osteoarthritis accompanied by abnormal knee biomechanics are frequently reported in individuals with knee osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in knee biomechanics produced by an adjusted and unadjusted varus knee brace during high dynamic loading activities in individuals with lateral knee osteoarthritis after ACLR and valgus malalignment. METHODS: Nineteen participants who had undergone ACLR 5 to 20 years previously and had symptomatic and radiographic lateral knee osteoarthritis with valgus malalignment were assessed...
January 9, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872403/biomechanical-analysis-of-weighted-ball-exercises-for-baseball-pitchers
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Glenn S Fleisig, Alek Z Diffendaffer, Kyle T Aune, Brett Ivey, Walter A Laughlin
BACKGROUND: Weighted-ball throwing programs are commonly used in training baseball pitchers to increase ball velocity. The purpose of this study was to compare kinematics and kinetics among weighted-ball exercises with values from standard pitching (ie, pitching standard 5-oz baseballs from a mound). HYPOTHESIS: Ball and arm velocities would be greater with lighter balls and joint kinetics would be greater with heavier balls. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
May 2017: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799670/correlation-between-hip-function-and-knee-kinematics-evaluated-by-three-dimensional-motion-analysis-during-lateral-and-medial-side-hopping
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Hiromitsu Itoh, Kohei Takiguchi, Yohei Shibata, Satoshi Okubo, Shinichi Yoshiya, Ryosuke Kuroda
[Purpose] Kinematic and kinetic characteristics of the limb during side-hopping and hip/knee interaction during this motion have not been clarified. The purposes of this study were to examine the biomechanical parameters of the knee during side hop and analyze its relationship with clinical measurements of hip function. [Subjects and Methods] Eleven male college rugby players were included. A three-dimensional motion analysis system was used to assess motion characteristics of the knee during side hop. In addition, hip range of motion and muscle strength were evaluated...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770784/effects-of-two-neuromuscular-training-programs-on-running-biomechanics-with-load-carriage-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bernard X W Liew, Susan Morris, Justin W L Keogh, Brendyn Appleby, Kevin Netto
BACKGROUND: In recent years, athletes have ventured into ultra-endurance and adventure racing events, which tests their ability to race, navigate, and survive. These events often require race participants to carry some form of load, to bear equipment for navigation and survival purposes. Previous studies have reported specific alterations in biomechanics when running with load which potentially influence running performance and injury risk. We hypothesize that a biomechanically informed neuromuscular training program would optimize running mechanics during load carriage to a greater extent than a generic strength training program...
October 22, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676864/interest-of-a-biomechanical-analysis-of-running-on-a-treadmill-coupled-with-functional-testing-and-isokinetic-evaluation-during-return-to-sport-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Alexandre Rambaud, Bertrand Semay, Jean-Benoit Morin, Rémi Phillipot, Pierre Samozino, Pascal Edouard
OBJECTIVE: A criterion of the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) success is the return to sport at the same level as before surgery. Return to sport (RtS) decision seems to be a key element in this success: if too early RtS exposes to risk of injury, too late RtS influences the motivation to return to the same level. Functional tests (Hop Tests) and isokinetic assessments (Isok Tests) are usually performed to guide this decision. However, a precise and objective biomechanical analysis of running pattern would be more similarly to the sport activity...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632846/effects-of-a-4-week-biomechanical-ankle-platform-system-protocol-on-balance-in-high-school-athletes-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mary Spencer Cain, Stacy Watt Garceau, Shelley W Linens
CONTEXT: Chronic ankle instability (CAI) describes the residual symptoms present after repetitive ankle sprains. Current rehabilitation programs in the high school population focus on a multistation approach or general lower-extremity injury-prevention program. Specific rehabilitation techniques for CAI have not been established. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness of a 4-wk biomechanical ankle platform system (BAPS) board protocol on the balance of high school athletes with CAI...
January 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614614/characteristics-and-adaptive-strategies-linked-with-falls-in-stroke-survivors-from-analysis-of-laboratory-induced-falls
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Claire F Honeycutt, Masood Nevisipour, Mark D Grabiner
Falls are the most common and expensive medical complication in stroke survivors. There is remarkably little information about what factors lead to a fall in stroke survivors. With few exceptions, the falls literature in stroke has focused on relating metrics of static balance and impairment to fall outcomes in the acute care setting or in community. While informative, these studies provide little information about what specific impairments in a stroke-survivor's response to dynamic balance challenges lead to a fall...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27347871/comparison-between-single-and-combined-clinical-postural-stability-tests-in-individuals-with-and-without-chronic-ankle-instability
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Jupil Ko, Adam B Rosen, Cathleen N Brown
OBJECTIVE: To determine if a single or/and combined clinical tests match group membership based on self-reported ankle function. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Biomechanics Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: From participants, 58 meeting inclusion/exclusion criteria were divided into a chronic ankle instability (CAI) group (n = 25) who reported ≤25 on the Cumberland Ankle Instability Tool (CAIT) and a history of moderate-severe ankle sprain(s) and a control group (n = 33) who reported ≥29 on the CAIT and no history of ankle sprain(s)...
July 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27327033/walking-and-running-require-greater-effort-from-the-ankle-than-the-knee-extensor-muscles
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Juha-Pekka Kulmala, Marko T Korhonen, Luca Ruggiero, Sami Kuitunen, Harri Suominen, Ari Heinonen, Aki Mikkola, Janne Avela
INTRODUCTION: The knee and ankle extensors as human primary antigravity muscle groups are of utmost importance in a wide range of locomotor activities. Yet, we know surprisingly little about how these muscle groups work, and specifically, how close to their maximal capacities they function across different modes and intensity of locomotion. Therefore, to advance our understanding of locomotor constraints, we determined and compared relative operating efforts of the knee and ankle extensors during walking, running, and sprinting...
November 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27289415/an-analysis-of-changes-in-in-vivo-cartilage-thickness-of-the-healthy-ankle-following-dynamic-activity
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Wei Liang Cher, Gangadhar M Utturkar, Charles E Spritzer, James A Nunley, Louis E DeFrate, Amber T Collins
Abnormal cartilage loading after injury is believed to be an important factor leading to post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis. Due to the viscoelastic behavior of cartilage, it is possible to measure localized cartilage strains from changes in thickness following dynamic activities. However, there are limited data characterizing in vivo cartilage mechanics under physiological loading conditions in the healthy ankle. Therefore, the objective of this study was to directly measure in vivo cartilage strains in the healthy ankle joint in response to a dynamic hopping exercise...
September 6, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
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