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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203593/effects-of-sex-and-fatigue-on-biomechanical-measures-during-the-drop-jump-task-in-children
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Kristín Briem, Kolbrún Vala Jónsdóttir, Árni Árnason, Þórarinn Sveinsson
BACKGROUND: Female athletes have a higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than males from adolescence and into maturity, which is suggested to result from sex-specific changes in dynamic movement patterns with maturation. Few studies have studied movement strategies and response to fatigue in children. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of fatigue on biomechanical variables associated with increased risk for ACL injury during a drop-jump (DJ) performance in children...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195972/individual-and-combined-influence-of-ace-and-actn3-genes-on-muscle-phenotypes-in-polish-athletes
#2
Joanna Orysiak, Joanna Mazur-Różycka, Krzysztof Busko, Jan Gajewski, Beata Szczepanska, Jadwiga Malczewska-Lenczowska
The aim of this study was to examine the association between ACE and ACTN3 genes, independently or in combination, and muscle strength and power in male and female athletes. The study involved 398 young male (n=266) and female (n=132) athletes representing various sport disciplines (ice hockey, canoeing, swimming, volleyball). All were Caucasians. The following measurements were taken: height of jump and mechanical power in countermovement jump (CMJ) and spike jump (SPJ), and muscle strength of 10 muscle groups (flexors and extensors of the elbow, shoulder, hip, knee and trunk)...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182531/relationships-of-functional-tests-following-acl-reconstruction-exploratory-factor-analyses-of-the-lower-extremity-assessment-protocol
#3
Melissa DiFabio, Lindsay V Slater, Grant Norte, John Goetschius, Joseph M Hart, Jay Hertel
CONTEXT: After ACL reconstruction (ACLR), deficits are often assessed using a variety of functional tests, which can be time consuming. It is unknown whether these tests provide redundant or unique information. OBJECTIVE: To explore relationships between components of a battery of functional tests, the Lower Extremity Assessment Protocol (LEAP), to aid in developing the most informative, concise battery of tests for evaluating ACLR patients. DESIGN: Descriptive, cross-sectional...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181833/influence-of-a-full-body-compression-suit-on-trunk-positioning-and-knee-joint-mechanics-during-lateral-movements
#4
Guillaume Mornieux, Elmar Weltin, Monika Pauls, Franz Rott, Albert Gollhofer
Trunk positioning has been shown to be associated with knee joint loading during athletic tasks, especially changes of direction. The purpose of the present study was to test whether a full body compression suit (FBCS) would improve trunk positioning and knee joint control during lateral movements. Twelve female athletes performed lateral reactive jumps (LRJ) and unanticipated cuttings with and without the customized FBCS, while 3D kinematics and kinetics were measured. FBCS did not influence trunk positioning during LRJ and led to increased trunk lateral lean during cuttings (P < ...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177751/evidence-of-nonlocal-muscle-fatigue-in-male-youth
#5
Aymen Ben Othman, Anis Chaouachi, Mehdi M Chaouachi, Raouf Hammami, Sofien Kasmi, David G Behm
Evidence for nonlocal muscle fatigue (NLMF) has been inconsistent in adults, with no studies investigating youth. The objective was to examine NLMF in youth. Forty-two young males (age, 10-13 years) were tested for maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) force of the ipsilateral and contralateral knee extensors at 90° and 120° knee flexion, elbow flexors at 90°, handgrip, knee extensor isokinetic torque (300(o)·s(-1) analyzed at 90(o) and 120(o) knee flexion), as well as a unilateral countermovement jump (CMJ) and Y Balance test (YBT)...
November 2, 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177706/the-effects-of-acute-branched-chain-amino-acid-supplementation-on-recovery-from-a-single-bout-of-hypertrophy-exercise-in-resistance-trained-athletes
#6
Mark Waldron, Kieran Whelan, Owen Jeffries, Dean Burt, Louis Howe, Stephen David Patterson
This study investigated the effects of acute branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation on recovery from exercise-induced muscle damage, among experienced resistance-trained athletes. In a double-blind matched-pairs design, 16 resistance-trained participants, routinely performing hypertrophy training, were randomly assigned to a BCAA (n = 8) or placebo (n = 8) group. The BCAAs were administered at a dosage of 0.087 g/kg body mass, with a 2:1:1 ratio of leucine, isoleucine and valine. The participants performed 6 sets of 10 full-squats at 70 % 1RM to induce muscle damage...
January 27, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165760/comparison-of-acl-strain-in-the-mcl-deficient-and-mcl-reconstructed-knee-during-simulated-landing-in-a-cadaveric-model
#7
Eric J Mancini, Robert Kohen, Amanda O Esquivel, Allison M Cracchiolo, Stephen Edward Lemos
BACKGROUND: Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after valgus landing has been reported and studied biomechanically. However, the role of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) in dissipating these forces has not been fully elucidated. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to investigate the role that the MCL plays in ACL strain during simulated landing. The hypothesis was that ACL strain would increase significantly in MCL-incompetent knees compared with the native knee and that reconstructing the MCL would return the values to those of the intact knee...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146394/functional-performance-among-active-female-soccer-players-after-unilateral-primary-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-compared-with-knee-healthy-controls
#8
Anne Fältström, Martin Hägglund, Joanna Kvist
BACKGROUND: Good functional performance with limb symmetry is believed to be important to minimize the risk of injury after a return to pivoting and contact sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate any side-to-side limb differences in functional performance and movement asymmetries in female soccer players with a primary unilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-reconstructed knee and to compare these players with knee-healthy controls from the same soccer teams...
February 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127562/declining-physical-performance-associates-with-serum-fasl-mir-21-and-mir-146a-in-aging-sprinters
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Reeta Kangas, Timo Törmäkangas, Ari Heinonen, Markku Alen, Harri Suominen, Vuokko Kovanen, Eija K Laakkonen, Marko T Korhonen
Aging is associated with systemic inflammation and cellular apoptosis accelerating physiological dysfunctions. Whether physically active way of life affects these associations is unclear. This study measured the levels of serum inflammatory and apoptotic molecules, their change over 10 years, and their associations with physical performance in sprint-trained male athletes. HsCRP, cell counts, HGB, FasL, miR-21, and miR-146a were measured cross-sectionally (n = 67, 18-90 yrs) and serum FasL, miR-21, and miR-146a and their aging-related associations with physical performance were assessed over a 10-year follow-up (n = 49, 50-90 yrs)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118311/acute-effects-of-static-stretching-of-hamstring-on-performance-and-acl-injury-risk-during-stop-jump-and-cutting-tasks-in-female-athletes
#10
Mianfang Ruan, Qiang Zhang, Xie Wu
There is limited research investigating antagonist stretch. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of SSH on performance and ACL injury risk during stop-jump and 180° cutting tasks. Twelve female college athletes (age 20.8 ± 0.7 years; height 1.61 ± 0.05 m; mass 54.25 ± 4.22 kg) participated in this study. Subjects performed stop-jump and 180° cutting tasks under two conditions: after warm-up with 4×30 s SSH or after warm-up without SSH. Three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic data as well as EMG of biceps femoris (BF), rectus femoris (RF), vastus medialis (VM), and gastrocnemius medialis (GM) were collected during testing...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105865/lower-extremity-variability-changes-with-drop-landing-height-manipulations
#11
Andrew D Nordin, Janet S Dufek
Landing is a common lower extremity injury mechanism in sport, with potential connections to movement control accessed through variability measures. We investigated intra-subject lower extremity variability changes following drop-landing height manipulations using standard deviation (SD) and coefficient of variation (CV) among lower extremity peak sagittal joint angles and moments. Fourteen healthy participants completed five drop-landing trials from five heights 20%, 60%, 100%, 140% and 180% maximum vertical jump height (MVJH)...
January 20, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095108/the-relationship-between-2d-knee-valgus-angle-during-single-leg-squat-single-leg-land-and-drop-jump-screening-tests
#12
Allan Munro, Lee Herrington, Paul Comfort
CONTEXT: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and Patellofemoral Joint (PFJ) injuries are a significant problem among female athletes. A number of screening tasks have been used in the literature to identify those at greatest risk of injury. To date, no study has examined the relationship in two-dimensional (2D) knee valgus between common screening tasks to determine whether individuals exhibit similar movement patterns across tasks. OBJECTIVE: to establish whether frontal plane projection angle (FPPA) during the single leg squat (SLS), single leg land (SLL) and drop jump (DJ) are related...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074722/-an-adolescent-with-inability-to-bear-weight-on-his-knee-after-a-jump
#13
K E Mager, J G M Frenken, M Guijt
A 15-year-old boy sustained a left tuberositas tibiae avulsion fracture as a result of jumping. This type of fracture typically occurs in adolescent boys during sports.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063610/ultrasound-measurements-of-skeletal-muscle-architecture-are-associated-with-strength-and-functional-capacity-in-older-adults
#14
Isaac Selva Raj, Stephen R Bird, Anthony J Shield
The goal of this study was to determine whether ultrasound measures of muscle architecture can be used to infer strength and functional capacity in older adults. Thirty-six healthy older adults (aged 68.2 ± 5.3 y) undertook isokinetic dynamometry for isometric and isokinetic concentric knee extensor strength, the 6-m fast walk, timed up and go, stair climb and descent and vertical jump tests. Longitudinal brightness-mode ultrasound scans (probe frequency, 10 MHz) of the vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, rectus femoris and gastrocnemius medialis were obtained, and muscle architecture measures (thickness, fascicle pennation angle and fascicle length) were correlated with the aforementioned strength and functional measures...
January 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062120/robotic-simulation-of-identical-athletic-task-kinematics-on-cadaveric-limbs-exhibits-a-lack-of-differences-in-knee-mechanics-between-contralateral-pairs
#15
Nathaniel A Bates, April L McPherson, Rebecca J Nesbitt, Jason T Shearn, Gregory D Myer, Timothy E Hewett
Limb asymmetry is a known factor for increased ACL injury risk. These asymmetries are normally observed during in vivo testing. Prior studies have developed in vitro testing methodologies driven by in vivo kinematics to investigate knee mechanics relative to ACL injury. The objective of this study was to determine if mechanical side-to-side asymmetries persist in contralateral pairs during in vitro simulation testing. In vivo kinematics were recorded for male and female drop vertical jump and sidestep cutting tasks...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060035/etiology-and-recovery-of-neuromuscular-fatigue-following-simulated-soccer-match-play
#16
Kevin Thomas, Jack Dent, Glyn Howatson, Stuart Goodall
PURPOSE: We profiled the etiology and recovery of neuromuscular fatigue post-simulated-soccer-match-play. METHODS: Fifteen semi-professional players completed a 90 min simulated soccer match. Pre-, immediately-post and at 24, 48 and 72 h participants completed a battery of neuromuscular, physical and perceptual tests. Perceived fatigue and muscle soreness were assessed via visual analogue scales. Maximum voluntary contraction (MVC) and twitch responses to electrical (femoral nerve) and magnetic (motor cortex) stimulation during isometric knee-extensor contractions and at rest were measured to assess central (voluntary activation, VA) and peripheral (quadriceps potentiated twitch force, Qtw,pot) fatigue, and responses to single and paired-magnetic stimuli were assessed to quantify corticospinal excitability and short-intracortical inhibition (SICI), respectively...
January 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053820/effects-of-different-concurrent-resistance-and-aerobic-training-frequencies-on-muscle-power-and-muscle-quality-in-trained-elderly-men-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Rodrigo Ferrari, Sandra C Fuchs, Luiz Fernando Martins Kruel, Eduardo Lusa Cadore, Cristine Lima Alberton, Ronei Silveira Pinto, Régis Radaelli, Maira Schoenell, Mikel Izquierdo, Hirofumi Tanaka, Daniel Umpierre
Muscle power is a strong predictor of functional status in the elderly population and is required to perform different daily activities. To compare the effects of different weekly training frequencies on muscle power and muscle quality induced by concurrent training (resistance + aerobic) in previously trained elderly men. Twenty-four trained elderly men (65 ± 4 years), previously engaged in a regular concurrent training program, three times per week, for the previous five months, were randomly allocated to concurrent training programs in which training was performed either twice a week (2·week(-1), n = 12) or three times per week (3·week(-1), n = 12)...
December 2016: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013024/sex-differences-in-total-frontal-plane-knee-movement-and-velocity-during-a-functional-single-leg-landing
#18
Walter L Jenkins, D S Blaise Williams, Kelsey Williams, Josh Hefner, Hannah Welch
OBJECTIVES: Females land with more knee valgus than males. While most studies have evaluated lower extremity mechanics during double leg landing, most sports require single-leg landing from a double or single leg takeoff. Further, knee movement occurs toward both varus and valgus during functional landing. The purpose of this study was to determine if differences exist between females and males in total frontal plane movement and velocity of the knee during single-leg landing. DESIGN: Experimental cohort...
September 6, 2016: Physical Therapy in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006992/increasing-hip-and-knee-flexion-during-a-drop-jump-task-reduces-tibiofemoral-shear-and-compressive-forces-implications-for-acl-injury-prevention-training
#19
Liang-Ching Tsai, Yi-An Ko, Kyle E Hammond, John W Xerogeanes, Gordon L Warren, Christopher M Powers
Although most ACL injury prevention programmes encourage greater hip and knee flexion during landing, it remains unknown how this technique influences tibiofemoral joint forces. We examined whether a landing strategy utilising greater hip and knee flexion decreases tibiofemoral anterior shear and compression. Twelve healthy women (25.9 ± 3.5 years) performed a drop-jump task before and after a training session (10-15 min) that emphasised greater hip and knee flexion. Peak tibiofemoral anterior shear and compressive forces were calculated using an electromyography (EMG)-driven knee model that incorporated joint kinematics, EMG and participant-specific muscle volumes and patella tendon orientation measured using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002905/arthroscopic-all-inside-treatment-of-popliteomeniscal-fascicles-tears-surgical-technique-and-results-from-the-first-6-consecutive-patients
#20
R Simonetta, G Di Vico, R Papalia, S Vasta, V Denaro
Athletes whose knees are subjected to sudden changes of direction and high jumps such as martial arts athletes, dancers, wrestlers and football players are at higher risk of injuring popliteomeniscal fascicles. Painful squatting and mechanical symptoms such as locking sensation are common. Current available treatments includes open or arthroscopic in repair. Arthroscopic repair with all-inside device can relieve symptoms and restore knee function. Six patients from two surgical centers with isolated popliteomeniscal fascicles tears were treated with arthroscopic all-inside repair...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
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