ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY RISK FACTORS DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FEMALE DANCERS AND FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS DURING SINGLE-LEGGED AND DOUBLE LEGGED LANDING TASKS

  • Bee-Oh Lim
  • Ji-Hoon Cho
  • Keun-Ok An
  • Eun-Ok Cho
Keywords: anterior cruciate ligament, injury risk factors, female dancers, landing

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare ACL injury risk factors between female dancers and female soccer players during single-legged drop landing and double legged drop landing vertical jump tasks. Fifteen elite female soccer players and 45 professional female dancers (15 ballet, 15 modern, and 15 Korean dancers) were recruited to participate in this study. Two-way repeated measure of ANOVAs (participant groups & landing tasks, 4x2) were used. Female dancers landed with a significantly lower trunk flexion, trunk external rotation, knee external rotation, and knee valgus moment than those of female soccer players. Also, single-legged drop landing task demonstrated a higher trunk external rotation and knee valgus moment than those of double legged drop landing vertical jump task.
Published
2016-05-05