LOWER LIMB COORDINATION DURING A LAND-CUT TASK FOLLOWING ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION

  • Sarah Clarke
  • Ian Kenny
  • Andrew Harrison
Keywords: joint coupling, knee, hip, match specific task

Abstract

This study compared the lower limb coordination of the previously injured leg of ACL injured participantsparticipants (ACLr, n=18), against their non-injured leg and a control (nACL, n=18) leg. The lower limb joint and segment couplings were calculated during maximal drop-jump land and unanticipated cutting task. Differences between the previously injured and nACL control leg were present in all but one of the lower limb joint and segment couplings. Differences between the previously injured and nACL control leg were present in the hip rotation - knee abduction adduction, and knee rotation knee abduction adduction couplings. The hip and thigh were the main areas where differences were reported. Altered proximal neuromuscular function may be the origin of these altered coordination patterns.
Published
2016-05-05