Journal article

Effect of high and low-supportive footwear on female tri-planar knee moments during single limb landing

Timothy A Sayer, Rana S Hinman, Kade L Paterson, Kim L Bennell, Karine Fortin, Adam L Bryant



Background: Higher landing-related external knee joint moments at later stages of female pubertal development likely contribute to a higher incidence of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Athletic footwear may provide a potential strategy to alter higher knee moments. Methods: Thirty-one late/post-pubertal girls (Tanner stage IV-V, menarche and growth spurt attained) performed a single limb drop lateral jump in three footwear conditions (barefoot, low support shoes and high support shoes), in which peak knee abduction moment (KAbM), flexion moment (KFM) and internal rotation moments (KIRM) were measured. Repeated measures ANOVA and ANCOVA were used to test for a main effect..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Awarded by NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship

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Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) linkage grant (LP150101041, 2015-2017) and our industry partner Asics Oceania. TS was supported by an NHMRC Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (APP1075881). KLB is the recipient of a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440). RSH is funded by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT130100175). ALB is the recipient of a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1053521).