ANTICIPATION EFFECT ON KNEE JOINT STABILITY DURING PLANNED AND UN-PLANNED MOVEMENT TESTS IN LABORATORY

  • M. Lam
  • P. Lai
  • D. Fong
  • K. Chan

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the anticipation effect on knee stability during functional test in laboratory. Ten healthy male subjects were recruited and instructed to perform a series of planned and un-planned stop-jumping tasks. Knee joint kinematics was measured by a motion analysis system. The subjects demonstrated different abduction and rotation angles for reactive tasks. This suggested that if knee abduction or rotational stability is considered as a primary measurement in documenting knee stability, such as in the investigation of rehabilitation progress after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, both planned and un-planned tasks should be considered as to take the anticipation effect into account.
Published
2009-08-30