Journal article

Lower-limb muscle function during sidestep cutting.

Nirav Maniar, Anthony G Schache, Michael H Cole, David A Opar

J Biomech | Published : 2019


To investigate lower-limb muscle function during sidestep cutting, prior studies have analysed electromyography (EMG) data together with three dimensional motion analysis. Such an approach does not directly quantify the biomechanical role of individual lower-limb muscles during a sidestep cut. This study recorded three dimensional motion analysis, ground reaction force (GRF) and EMG data for eight healthy males executing an unanticipated sidestep cut. Using a musculoskeletal modelling approach, muscle function was determined by computing the muscle contributions to the GRFs and lower-limb joint moments. We found that bodyweight support (vertical GRF) was primarily provided by the vasti, glut..

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