Journal article

Antagonist muscle co-contraction during a double-leg landing maneuver at two heights

Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Chen Hua Yeow, James Cho Hong Goh, Denny Oetomo, Katie Ewing, Peter Vee Sin Lee

COMPUTER METHODS IN BIOMECHANICS AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Knee injuries are common during landing activities. Greater landing height increases peak ground reaction forces (GRFs) and loading at the knee joint. As major muscles to stabilize the knee joint, Quadriceps and Hamstring muscles provide internal forces to attenuate the excessive GRF. Despite the number of investigations on the importance of muscle function during landing, the role of landing height on these muscles forces using modeling during landing is not fully investigated. METHODS: Participant-specific musculoskeletal models were developed using experimental motion analysis data consisting of anatomic joint motions and GRF from eight male participants performing double-leg ..

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