Journal article

Muscle contributions to medial and lateral tibiofemoral compressive loads during sidestep cutting

Nirav Maniar, Adam L Bryant, Prasanna Sritharan, Anthony G Schache, David A Opar

Journal of Biomechanics | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

The tibiofemoral compressive forces experienced during functional activities are believed to be important for maintaining tibiofemoral stability. Previous studies have shown that both knee-spanning and non-knee-spanning muscles contribute to tibiofemoral joint compressive forces during walking. However, healthy individuals typically engage in more vigorous activities (e.g. jumping and cutting) that provide greater challenges to tibiofemoral stability. Despite this, no previous studies have investigated how both knee-spanning and non-knee-spanning muscles contribute to tibiofemoral compressive loading during such tasks. The present study investigated how muscles contributed to the medial and ..

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