Injury prevention

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanics of lower extremity between female college soccer and basketball players during a sidestep cutting. Twenty college players participated in this study. Ten Vicon cameras and a Kistler force plate and Visual3D were used to collect side-step cutting and analyze the biomechanical variables. The results indicated soccer players had greater ankle plantar flexion and hip abduction angle at the foot contact. The soccer players also had greater peak knee flexion and internal rotation angle, hip adductor moment, while basketball players had greater peak braking GRF and the peak vertical GRF during cutting. It is concluded that basketball and soccer players demonstrate differences in neuromuscular control patterns during sidestep cutting tasks.