Journal article

Muscular Coordination of Single-Leg Hop Landing in Uninjured and Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Reconstructed Individuals

Prasanna Sritharan, Luke G Perraton, Mario A Munoz, Peter Pivonka, Adam L Bryant

Journal of Applied Biomechanics | Human Kinetics | Published : 2020


This study compared lower-limb muscle function, defined as the contributions of muscles to center-of-mass support and braking, during a single-leg hopping task in anterior cruciate ligament-reconstructed (ACLR) individuals and uninjured controls. In total, 65 ACLR individuals and 32 controls underwent a standardized anticipated single-leg forward hop. Kinematics and ground reaction force data were input into musculoskeletal models to calculate muscle forces and to quantify muscle function by decomposing the vertical (support) and fore-aft (braking) ground reaction force components into contributions by individual lower-limb muscles. Four major muscles, the vasti, soleus, gluteus medius, and ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

L.G.P. was a recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship. A.L.B. is a recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (R.D. Wright Biomedical, 1053521). A.L.B. and P.P. gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Australian Defence Health Foundation (Medical Research Booster Grant). The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.