Date

2019 12:00 AM

Major

Kinesiology

Department

Kinesiology

College

Human Sciences

Project Advisor

Jason Gillette

Description

The purpose of this project is to observe the effect of wearing different styles of knee braces on knee joint movement and loading during a single leg jump landing. This study will be conducted focusing on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain, and possible injury prevention measures. Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears are common in young athletes. Wearing knee braces are common to wear after injury, and previous studies have looked into wearing knee braces for knee prevention. However, none have looked into single leg movements. Three different trials will be performed: no brace, a cheaper, minimally designed brace, and a more expensive brace. The no brace test will be the control while comparisons will be made to the two braces. The participants will perform a single leg hop test performed on their right leg. This test will have the participants jump from both legs from straight on, land on a pair of force platforms on their right leg and hop off in a 45 degree direction either to the right or left that will be given before the jump.

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Jan 1st, 12:00 AM

Effects of Knee Bracing on Performance and Injury Prevention

The purpose of this project is to observe the effect of wearing different styles of knee braces on knee joint movement and loading during a single leg jump landing. This study will be conducted focusing on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) strain, and possible injury prevention measures. Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears are common in young athletes. Wearing knee braces are common to wear after injury, and previous studies have looked into wearing knee braces for knee prevention. However, none have looked into single leg movements. Three different trials will be performed: no brace, a cheaper, minimally designed brace, and a more expensive brace. The no brace test will be the control while comparisons will be made to the two braces. The participants will perform a single leg hop test performed on their right leg. This test will have the participants jump from both legs from straight on, land on a pair of force platforms on their right leg and hop off in a 45 degree direction either to the right or left that will be given before the jump.