The Effects of Knee Brace on the Knee Muscular Neuro-Biomechanical Variables during the Rebound in Female Highschool Basketball Players

여자 고등학교 농구 선수들이 리바운드 점프 후 착지할 때 무릎보호대가 무릎의 근신경 생체역학적 변인에 미치는 효과

  • Published : 2007.12.31


The purpose of this study were to investigate the effects of knee brace on the knee muscular neuro-biomechanical variables during the rebound in female highschool basketball players. Twelve high school female ($17.9{\pm}0.8years$) basketball players rebound jumped for maximal vertical height to sufficiently stress the anterior cruciate ligament with and without knee brace. Kinematic data were collected to estimate the knee flexion, abduction angles and jump height. The EMG data from the biceps femoris and rectus femoris was used to estimate the ratio of quadriceps muscle activity. Female athletes with knee brace showed more reduced the knee abduction angle and the ratio of quadriceps muscle activity at foot contact phase than without knee brace. In conclusion, Female athletes with brace reduced knee anterior cruciate ligament loads.


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