Comparison of Hip and Knee Biomechanics during SidestepCutting in Male Basketball Athletes with and without AnteriorCruciate Ligament Reconstruction
(Pinyada Warathanagasame, Prasert Sakulsriprasert, Komsak Sinsurin, Jim Richards, Jamie S. McPhee)

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Pinyada Warathanagasame, Prasert Sakulsriprasert, Komsak Sinsurin, Jim Richards, Jamie S. McPhee

This study aimed to compare hip and knee biomechanics during sidestep cutting on the operated and nonoperated sides in individuals with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and in an uninjured control group. Twenty male basketball athletes, 10 individuals with ACLR and 10 controls, were recruited. Hip and knee joint angles and angular velocities were investigated with a three-dimensional motion analysis system, and ground reaction forces (GRF) along with moments were collected during the deceleration phase of the stance limb during sidestep cutting maneuvers. We found significantly higher peak hip flexion, hip internal rotation angular velocities, and peak thigh angular velocity in the sagittal plane in the ACLR group. In addition, the peak vertical GRF and peak posterior GRF of the ACLR group were significantly higher than those of the control group. Univariate analyses indicated that the posterior GRF of the non-operated side was significantly higher than in the matched operated side in the control group. The operated and non-operated sides in male basketball athletes with ACLR showed alterations in hip and knee biomechanics compared with a control group, especially in the sagittal plane. Therefore, the emphasis of neuromuscular control training for the hip and the knee in basketball players with ACLR is required.
DOI: 10.5114/jhk/162965
Key words
rehabilitation, motor control, instability, injury,

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