Whole-body biomechanical differences between limbs exist 9 months after ACL reconstruction across jump/landing tasks
Enda King, Chris Richter, Andy Franklyn-Miller, Katherine Daniels, Ross Wadey, Ray Moran, Siobhan Strike
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS | WILEY | Published : 2018
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies examining jump tasks after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) have focused on performance measures without examining joint kinematic and kinetic variables. The aim of this study was to identify differences in biomechanical and performance measures between limbs across tests 9 months after surgery. METHODS: Four jump tests (double-leg drop jump (DLDJ), single-leg drop jump (SLDJ), single-leg hop for distance (SLHD) and hurdle hop (HH)) were carried out on 156 male subjects in a 3D motion capture laboratory 9 months after surgery. Statistical parametric mapping was used to identify differences in jump performance and biomechanical variables between ..View full abstract
This study was supported by the Sports Surgery Clinic, Ireland, and the Gaelic Players Association.