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Why is the left knee rather prone to injury during team handball-specific side-cutting maneuvers to the right?

Krafft, Frieder; Kiefer, T.; Stetter, Bernd; Sell, Stefan; Stein, Thorsten

Abstract (englisch):
The purpose of this study was the biomechanical inter-leg evaluation in three team handball-specific side-cutting maneuvers. This should help to gain a better understanding how different movement executions potentially produce harmful demands to one or both knee joints. Therefore, eight competitive handball player performed the three most common side-cutting maneuvers to the right side (sode-cuttingmaneuver was performed with alternating or simultaneous steps) in a game-like setting in a movment laboratory. Movement data were collected with a 3D motion capture system and two linked 3D force plates. The analysis of the side-cutting maneuvers revealed increased vertical and medio-lateral ground reaction force components on the left leg, which initiated the side-cutting maneuver. The peak knee abduction moments in the weight acceptance phase did not differ between the left and the right leg in all three side-cutting maneuvers. However, higher peak knee valgus occurred at the left leg, wich increased with increasing stance time. The results of this study indicate that during the performance of handball-specific side-cutting to the right, the left knee joint has a greater risk to get injured. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1999-4168
KITopen-ID: 1000121921
Erschienen in ISBS Conference Proceedings Archive / International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Band 38
Heft 1
Seiten Art. 126/S. 496-499
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 38th International Society of Biomechanics in Sport Conference, Physical conference cancelled, Online Activities: July 20-24, 2020
Schlagwörter Sport-specific feints, sport-spcceific analysis, injury biomechanics, performance analysis
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