A BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS OF THE KNEE DURING JUMP LANDING

  • Ku Nor Syamimi Ku Ismail
  • Mohammad Shahril Salim
  • Nurhidayah Omar
Keywords: kinetic analysis, knee flexion angle, muscle activation

Abstract

This paper discussed jump landing activity that is a frequently performed task in volleyball, badminton smash and basketball game that may lead to injury if the wrong landing techniques have been used. The Qualysis Track Manager software, Oqus camera system and Delsys were used to record and analyze the performance. Eight male and eight female, aged 20 to 25 years, were selected in the study. The result shows that the female subjects have a greater GRF than the male subjects for these three sports. In addition, female subjects landed with lesser knee flexion angles. It is concluded that the male subjects have better strategies in jump landing that prevent them from having serious ACL injuries when compared to female subjects.