Vol 13, No 4: 2017:187-193

Kinematic Comparison of Feint Maneuver between Dominant and Non-Dominant Legs and its Relationship with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Professional Handball Players

Saeide Ilaghi-Hosseini, Fariborz Mohammadipour, Mohammadreza Amir-Seyfaddini

DOI: 10.22122/jrrs.v13i4.2960

Abstract


Introduction: Changing the direction of the body in fast moving movements is a matter of injury, which is of special importance in the injury mechanism of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The present study investigated the kinematic comparison of feint maneuver between dominant and non-dominant legs and its relation with anterior cruciate ligament injuries injury.

Materials and Methods: In this study, 18 professional female handball players were selected in a targeted and convenience way. The subjects, after attaching the markers, ran for 3 meters and when arrived to marked location on the ground, performed the feint maneuver with their dominant leg and passed the bar. Then, performed the same action with their non-dominant leg. Raw data processing was implemented using Cortex software. Then, the variables of the knee joint (flexion/extension and valgus/varus) entered the SPSS software; and the Shapiro-Wilk test was used to evaluate the normality of the data. Lyon and dependent t tests were used for homogeneity and intragroup comparison, respectively. The significance level was considered at less than 0.05.

Results: The changes in flexion (P = 0.346) and extension (P = 0.322) of knee joint were not significant between dominant and non-dominant legs; but the changes in valgus (P = 0.001) and varus (P = 0.001) of knee joint were significantly different between the dominant and non-dominant legs.

Conclusion: The results of this study will help to understand the risk factors of kinematics in risky situations better, and thus can teach the correct way of performing techniques to athletes exposed to high-risk situations. It is better to use protective instruments such as brace or kinesiotape while doing this techniques.


Keywords


Kinematics; Deception; Genu varum; Genu valgum; Anterior cruciate ligament injuries

Full Text:

PDF

References


Laver L, Myklebust G. Handball injuries: Epidemiology and injury characterization. In: Doral MN, Karlsson J, editors. Sports Injuries: Prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2015. p. 1-27.

Bahr R, Krosshaug T. Understanding injury mechanisms: A key component of preventing injuries in sport. Br J Sports Med 2005; 39(6): 324-9.

Boden BP, Dean GS, Feagin JA, Jr., Garrett WE, Jr. Mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury. Orthopedics 2000; 23(6): 573-8.

Yu B, Garrett WE. Mechanisms of non-contact ACL injuries. Br J Sports Med 2007; 41(Suppl 1): i47-i51.

Azidin RM, Sankey S, Drust B, Robinson MA, Vanrenterghem J. Effects of treadmill versus overground soccer match simulations on biomechanical markers of anterior cruciate ligament injury risk in side cutting. J Sports Sci 2015; 33(13): 1332-41.

Langevoort G, Myklebust G, Dvorak J, Junge A. Handball injuries during major international tournaments. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2007; 17(4): 400-7.

Barani A, Bambaei Chi E, Rahnama N. Lower extremity injuries in premier league female futsal players. Olympic 2009; 17(3): 29-38. [In Persian].

Munro A, Herrington L, Comfort P. Comparison of landing knee valgus angle between female basketball and football athletes: possible implications for anterior cruciate ligament and patellofemoral joint injury rates. Phys Ther Sport 2012; 13(4): 259-64.

Browne UP. A comparison of risk factors between a cutting task and a stop-jump as it relates to the non contact anterior cruciate ligament injury [MSc Thesis]. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina; 2007.

McLean SG, Huang X, Su A, Van Den Bogert AJ. Sagittal plane biomechanics cannot injure the ACL during sidestep cutting. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2004; 19(8): 828-38.

Imwalle LE, Myer GD, Ford KR, Hewett TE. Relationship between hip and knee kinematics in athletic women during cutting maneuvers: A possible link to noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury and prevention. J Strength Cond Res 2009; 23(8): 2223-30.

Faul F, Erdfelder E, Lang AG, Buchner A. G*Power 3: A flexible statistical power analysis program for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Behav Res Methods 2007; 39(2): 175-91.

Robertson G, Caldwell G, Hamill J, Kamen G, Whittlesey S. Research methods in biomechanics. 2nd ed. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics; 2013.

Shimokochi Y, Yong LS, Shultz SJ, Schmitz RJ. The relationships among sagittal-plane lower extremity moments: implications for landing strategy in anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention. J Athl Train 2009; 44(1): 33-8.

McLean SG, Walker KB, Van Den Bogert AJ. Effect of gender on lower extremity kinematics during rapid direction changes: an integrated analysis of three sports movements. J Sci Med Sport 2005; 8(4): 411-22.

Olsen OE, Myklebust G, Engebretsen L, Bahr R. Injury mechanisms for anterior cruciate ligament injuries in team handball: A systematic video analysis. Am J Sports Med 2004; 32(4): 1002-12.

Brown SR. The relationship between leg dominance and knee mechanics during the cutting maneuver [MSc Thesis]. Muncie, IN: Ball State University; 2012.

Besier TF, Lloyd DG, Cochrane JL, Ackland TR. External loading of the knee joint during running and cutting maneuvers. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2001; 33(7): 1168-75.

Cortes N, Morrison S, Van Lunen BL, Onate JA. Landing technique affects knee loading and position during athletic tasks. J Sci Med Sport 2012; 15(2): 175-81.

Sigward SM, Powers CM. The influence of gender on knee kinematics, kinetics and muscle activation patterns during side-step cutting. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 2006; 21(1): 41-8.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 Unported License which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.