Efficacy of ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk landing patterns during a sport-specific task

Fox, A. S., Bonacci, J., McLean, S. G. and Saunders, N. (2016) Efficacy of ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk landing patterns during a sport-specific task. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, . doi:10.1111/sms.12715


Author Fox, A. S.
Bonacci, J.
McLean, S. G.
Saunders, N.
Title Efficacy of ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk landing patterns during a sport-specific task
Journal name Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0905-7188
1600-0838
Publication date 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/sms.12715
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 10
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Screening methods sensitive to movement strategies that increase anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) loads are likely to be effective in identifying athletes at-risk of ACL injury. Current ACL injury risk screening methods are yet to be evaluated for their ability to identify athletes' who exhibit high-risk lower limb mechanics during sport-specific maneuvers associated with ACL injury occurrences. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of two ACL injury risk screening methods in identifying high-risk lower limb mechanics during a sport-specific landing task. Thirty-two female athletes were screened using the Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) and Tuck Jump Assessment. Participants' also completed a sport-specific landing task, during which three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic data were collected. One-dimensional statistical parametric mapping was used to examine the relationships between screening method scores, and the three-dimensional hip and knee joint rotation and moment data from the sport-specific landing. Higher LESS scores were associated with reduced knee flexion from 30 to 57 ms after initial contact (P = 0.003) during the sport-specific landing; however, no additional relationships were found. These findings suggest the LESS and Tuck Jump Assessment may have minimal applicability in identifying athletes' who exhibit high-risk landing postures in the sport-specific task examined.
Keyword Biomechanics
Netball
Human movement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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