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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154692/landing-kinematics-and-kinetics-at-the-knee-during-different-landing-tasks
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Nicholas R Heebner, Deirdre M Rafferty, Meleesa F Wohleber, Andrew J Simonson, Mita Lovalekar, Andrew Reinert, Timothy C Sell
CONTEXT:   Several tasks have been used to examine landing biomechanics for evaluation and rehabilitation, especially as related to anterior cruciate ligament injuries. However, comparing results among studies in which different tasks were used can be difficult, and it is unclear which task may be most appropriate. OBJECTIVE:   To compare lower extremity biomechanics across 5 commonly used landing tasks. DESIGN:   Descriptive laboratory study...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Athletic Training
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103783/reprint-of-low-energy-electron-potentiometry
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Johannes Jobst, Jaap Kautz, Maria Mytiliniou, Rudolf M Tromp, Sense Jan van der Molen
In a lot of systems, charge transport is governed by local features rather than being a global property as suggested by extracting a single resistance value. Consequently, techniques that resolve local structure in the electronic potential are crucial for a detailed understanding of electronic transport in realistic devices. Recently, we have introduced a new potentiometry method based on low-energy electron microscopy (LEEM) that utilizes characteristic features in the reflectivity spectra of layered materials [1]...
October 25, 2017: Ultramicroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091539/do-bilateral-vertical-jumps-with-reactive-jump-landings-achieve-osteogenic-thresholds-with-and-without-instruction-in-premenopausal-women
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Tracey L Clissold, Paul W Winwood, John B Cronin, Mary Jane De Souza
Jumps have been investigated as a stimulus for bone development, however effects of instruction, jump type and jump-landing techniques need investigation. This study sought to identify whether ground reaction forces (GRF's) for bilateral vertical jumps (countermovement jumps and drop jumps) with reactive jump-landings (i.e. jumping immediately after initial jump-landing), with instruction and with instruction withdrawn, achieve magnitudes and rates of strain previously shown to improve bone mass among premenopausal women...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091512/knee-frontal-plane-projection-angle-a-comparison-study-between-drop-vertical-jump-and-step-down-tests-with-young-volleyball-athletes
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Gabriel Andrade Paz, Marianna de Freitas Maia, Haroldo Gualter Santana, Humberto Miranda, Vicente Lima, John D Willson
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. CONTEXT: Altered frontal plane knee mechanics during dynamic tasks have been often associated with lower extremity injuries. Strategies to decrease these risk factors and improve knee joint stability are often applied in rehabilitation and training environments. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare knee joint frontal plane projection angles (FPPA) via two dimensional (2D) video analysis during drop vertical jump (DVJ) and step-down test (SDT) tasks in the preferred and non-preferred limbs of young male and female volleyball players...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073841/individuals-post-achilles-tendon-rupture-exhibit-asymmetrical-knee-and-ankle-kinetics-and-loading-rates-during-a-drop-countermovement-jump
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Hayley C Powell, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, Annelie Brorsson, Roy Tranberg, Richard W Willy
Study Design Cross sectional, laboratory study. Background Asymmetrical knee loading has been reported in individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture during jogging and hopping. Yet, no studies have examined knee loads in individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture during high demand tasks, such as single limb landings. Objectives We sought to determine if individuals post-Achilles tendon rupture demonstrated asymmetrical knee loads and impact forces during drop countermovement jumps (Drop CMJ). Methods Achilles tendon length and single leg heel rise test for endurance were assessed in 34 individuals (31 male) 6...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070444/linking-crop-structure-throughfall-soil-surface-conditions-runoff-and-soil-detachment-10-land-uses-analyzed-in-northern-laos
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Guillaume Lacombe, Christian Valentin, Phabvilay Sounyafong, Anneke de Rouw, Bounsamai Soulileuth, Norbert Silvera, Alain Pierret, Oloth Sengtaheuanghoung, Olivier Ribolzi
In Montane Southeast Asia, deforestation and unsuitable combinations of crops and agricultural practices degrade soils at an unprecedented rate. Typically, smallholder farmers gain income from "available" land by replacing fallow or secondary forest by perennial crops. We aimed to understand how these practices increase or reduce soil erosion. Ten land uses were monitored in Northern Laos during the 2015 monsoon, using local farmers' fields. Experiments included plots of the conventional system (food crops and fallow), and land uses corresponding to new market opportunities (e...
October 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065622/effects-of-two-fatigue-protocols-on-impact-forces-and-lower-extremity-kinematics-during-drop-landings-implications-for-noncontact-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury
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Rui Xia, Xini Zhang, Xi Wang, Xiaole Sun, Weijie Fu
The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of fatigue on the impact forces and sagittal plane kinematics of the lower extremities in a drop landing task. 15 male collegiate athletes were recruited. Five successful trials of a drop landing task were obtained during prefatigue and postfatigue in two fatigue protocols (constant speed running fatigue protocol [R-FP] and shuttle running + vertical jumping fatigue protocol [SV-FP]). Duration time, maximal heart rate, and RPE of each protocol were measured separately...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065078/biomechanical-differences-of-multidirectional-jump-landings-among-female-basketball-and-soccer-players
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Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Taylor, JB, Ford, KR, Schmitz, RJ, Ross, SE, Ackerman, TA, and Shultz, SJ. Biomechanical differences of multidirectional jump landings among female basketball and soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(11): 3034-3045, 2017-Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs are less successful in basketball than soccer and may be due to distinct movement strategies that these athletes develop from sport-specific training. The purpose of this study was to identify biomechanical differences between female basketball and soccer players during multidirectional jump landings...
November 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043110/neurodynamic-mobilization-and-foam-rolling-improved-delayed-onset-muscle-soreness-in-a-healthy-adult-population-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Blanca Romero-Moraleda, Roy La Touche, Sergio Lerma-Lara, Raúl Ferrer-Peña, Víctor Paredes, Ana Belén Peinado, Daniel Muñoz-García
OBJECTIVES: Compare the immediate effects of a Neurodynamic Mobilization (NM) treatment or foam roller (FR) treatment after DOMS. DESIGN: Double blind randomised clinical trial. SETTING: The participants performed 100 drop jumps (5 sets of 20 repetitions, separated by 2 min rests) from a 0.5-m high box in a University biomechanics laboratory to induce muscle soreness. The participants were randomly assigned in a counter-balanced fashion to either a FR or NM treatment group...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979219/affordance-boundaries-are-defined-by-dynamic-capabilities-of-parkour-athletes-in-dropping-from-various-heights
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James L Croft, John E A Bertram
Available behaviors are determined by the fit between features of the individual and reciprocal features of the environment. Beyond some critical boundary certain behaviors become impossible causing sudden transitions from one movement pattern to another. Parkour athletes have developed multiple movement patterns to deal with their momentum during landing. We were interested in whether drop distance would cause a sudden transition between a two-footed (precision) landing and a load-distributing roll and whether the transition height could be predicted by dynamic and geometric characteristics of individual subjects...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974259/preparing-for-the-crewed-mars-journey-microbiota-dynamics-in-the-confined-mars500-habitat-during-simulated-mars-flight-and-landing
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Petra Schwendner, Alexander Mahnert, Kaisa Koskinen, Christine Moissl-Eichinger, Simon Barczyk, Reinhard Wirth, Gabriele Berg, Petra Rettberg
BACKGROUND: The Mars500 project was conceived as the first full duration simulation of a crewed return flight to Mars. For 520 days, six crew members lived confined in a specifically designed spacecraft mock-up. The herein described "MIcrobial ecology of Confined Habitats and humAn health" (MICHA) experiment was implemented to acquire comprehensive microbiota data from this unique, confined manned habitat, to retrieve important information on the occurring microbiota dynamics, the microbial load and diversity in the air and on various surfaces...
October 4, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28959697/acl-injury-prevention-training-results-in-modification-of-hip-and-knee-mechanics-during-a-drop-landing-task
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Christine D Pollard, Susan M Sigward, Christopher M Powers
BACKGROUND: Injury prevention training has been shown to be effective in reducing the incidence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury; however, the underlying reason for the success of these training programs is unclear. PURPOSE: To investigate whether an ACL injury prevention program that has been shown to reduce the incidence of ACL injury alters sagittal plane hip and knee biomechanics during a drop-landing task. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952846/effect-of-post-trial-visual-feedback-and-fatigue-during-drop-landings-on-patellofemoral-joint-stress-in-healthy-female-adults
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Christina Olbrantz, Jamie Bergelin, Jill Asmus, Thomas Kernozek, Drew Rutherford, Naghmeh Gheidi
Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is common in females. Patellofemoral joint stress (PFJS) may be important in the development of PFP. Ground reaction force (GRF) during landing activities may impact PFJS. Our purpose was to determine how healthy females alter their landing mechanics using visual post-trial feedback on their GRF and assess how PFJS changes. Seventeen participants performed a series of drop landings during three conditions: Baseline, Feedback, and Post-fatigue Feedback. The fatigue protocol used repetitive jump squats...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944647/the-effect-of-motor-learning-and-fatigue-on-pre-activation-of-the-lower-extremity-muscles-during-different-jumps
#14
Anna M Kamelska, Bartosz Kot
BACKGROUND: The first step in identifying risk factors for injuries is to characterize the myoelectric activity of different muscles after ground contact, especially when fatigue is a limiting factor. This study aimed at: (a) recording the myoelectric activity of calf muscles after ground contact during different types of jumps and (b) investigating the effect of motor learning and fatigue on muscle pre-activation. METHODS: Twenty four male students aged 24.3 ± 1...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942185/removal-of-estrogenic-hormones-from-manure-containing-water-by-vegetable-oil-capture
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Laurel K Dodgen, Kelsey N Wiles, Jennifer Deluhery, Nandakishore Rajagopalan, Nancy Holm, Wei Zheng
Manure-containing water (MCW) is frequently used for agricultural amendment, a practice that introduces natural and synthetic hormones to the environment. Advanced treatment processes are not practical for most animal operations, so inexpensively removing hormones from MCW by capture with vegetable oils was evaluated. Estrone (E1) and 17β-estradiol (E2) were used as model hormones due to their high biological activity and prevalence in MCW. Eight vegetable-based oils were able to remove >94% of E1 and >87% of E2 from nanopure water (NPW), and tested oils had log10Koil-water values of 1...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929927/ankle-taping-can-reduce-external-ankle-joint-moments-during-drop-landings-on-a-tilted-surface
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Nahoko Sato, Hiroyuki Nunome, Luke S Hopper, Yasuo Ikegami
Ankle taping is commonly used to prevent ankle sprains. However, kinematic assessments investigating the biomechanical effects of ankle taping have provided inconclusive results. This study aimed to determine the effect of ankle taping on the external ankle joint moments during a drop landing on a tilted surface at 25°. Twenty-five participants performed landings on a tilted force platform that caused ankle inversion with and without ankle taping. Landing kinematics were captured using a motion capture system...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920556/the-effects-of-limb-dominance-and-a-short-term-high-intensity-exercise-protocol-on-both-landings-of-the-vertical-drop-jump-implications-for-the-vertical-drop-jump-as-a-screening-tool
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Enda F Whyte, Patrick Kennelly, Oliver Milton, Chris Richter, Siobhán O'Connor, Kieran A Moran
The effectiveness of vertical drop jumps (VDJs) to screen for non-contact ACL injuries is unclear. This may be contributed to by discrete point analysis, which does not evaluate patterns of movement. Also, limited research exists on the second landing of VDJs, potential lower limb performance asymmetries and the effect of fatigue. Statistical parametric mapping investigated the main effects of landing, limb dominance and a high intensity, intermittent exercise protocol (HIIP) on VDJ biomechanics. Twenty-two male athletes (21...
September 18, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913369/changes-in-the-width-of-the-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-related-to-lower-extremity-joint-dynamics-and-neuromuscular-coordination-on-drop-landing-during-the-menstrual-cycle
#18
Michie Okazaki, Masaaki Kaneko, Yukisato Ishida, Norio Murase, Toshihito Katsumura
BACKGROUND: Many injuries of the lower extremities, especially the knee and ankle, occur during sports activity, and the incidence rate is higher in women than in men. HYPOTHESIS: The hypothesis was that phases of the menstrual cycle affect the width of the tibiofibular syndesmosis during drop landing in healthy young women and that such changes at the tibiofibular joint also affect the dynamics and neuromuscular coordination of the lower extremities. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
September 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895621/optimum-drop-jump-height-in-division-iii-athletes-under-75-of-vertical-jump-height
#19
Hsien-Te Peng, Cong Toai Khuat, Thomas W Kernozek, Brian J Wallace, Shin-Liang Lo, Chen-Yi Song
Our purpose was to evaluate the vertical ground reaction force, impulse, moments and powers of hip, knee and ankle joints, contact time, and jump height when performing a drop jump from different drop heights based on the percentage of a performer's maximum vertical jump height (MVJH). Fifteen male Division III athletes participated voluntarily. Eleven synchronized cameras and two force platforms were used to collect data. One-way repeated-measures analysis of variance tests were used to examine the differences between drop heights...
October 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878457/effects-of-chronic-ankle-instability-and-induced-mediolateral-muscular-fatigue-of-the-ankle-on-competitive-taekwondo-athletes
#20
Myeounggon Lee, Changhong Youm, Minji Son, Jinhee Kim, Youkyung Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of chronic ankle instability and induced mediolateral muscular fatigue of the ankle on competitive Taekwondo athletes during single-leg drop landing. [Subjects and Methods] Fourteen competitive taekwondo athletes with chronic ankle instability and 14 healthy adults participated, and they performed three single-leg drop landings from a 40-cm height before and after induced fatigue. Ankle angular position, peak vertical ground reaction force, loading rate, eccentric work, and contribution were calculated and analyzed...
August 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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