BIOMECHANICAL RISK FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH NON-CONTACT ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURIES DURING LANDING PERFORMANCE

  • Thomas W. Kernozek
Keywords: Knee, injury, biomechanics

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries have received much attention in the biomechanics literature. The kinematics and kinetics of landing appear to be important risk factors for non contact ACL injuries especially for females. This paper reviews many of the some of the biomechanical factors that appear to be important to ACL injury risk and how recent modeling approaches have been utilized. Modeling studies depict a rather complex interaction of kinematic, kinetic and anatomical factors that result in ACL loading early in landing. More complex, subject and gender specific models may be important to gain further insight and thus influence injury prevention efforts.
Published
2013-08-27