GENDER DIFFERENCES OF TRUNK AND LOWER LIMB POSITIONS DURING THE CUTTING MANEUVER
Keywords: risk factor, injury mechanism, ACL injury, compensation
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to analyze the gender differences in positions of the trunk and lower limb during the cutting maneuver. We captured the trunk and lower limb positions during shuttle-run cutting in 8 male and 7 female soccer players. The distance from the center of the trunk to the foot-plant point in the frontal and sagittal planes, knee flexion angle, knee valgus angle, femoral inclination angle, trunk forward-inclination angle, and trunk lateral-inclination angle were measured. Our results showed that female subjects demonstrated less femoral inclination, greater trunk lateral inclination away from the cutting limb, and smaller distance from the center of the trunk to the foot-plant point in the frontal plane than male subjects. The study results may reveal potential risks for ACL injury.
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