This project investigates whether performance in clinical tests can predict frontal plane knee angle and moment during bilateral drop jumps. Fifty-one recreational male athletes were assessed during clinical tests [lunge, star excursion balance test (SEBT), lateral step down (LSD), hop tests, and knee and hip isometric strength] and biomechanical assessment (3D kinematics and kinetics of bilateral drop jump). Linear regression models determined the predictive capacity of clinical tests to predict biomechanical outcomes. SEBT, triple hop test, LSD and lunge predicted frontal plane knee angle and moment with predictive power from 26 to 45%. A combination of at least two clinical tests significantly improves prediction of frontal plane knee angle and moment during bilateral drop jump. LSD, triple hop test and SEBT provide prediction for frontal plane knee angle and moment.
Stoelben, Karine JV; Lemos, Andressa L.; Pappas, Evangelos; and Carpes, Felipe P.
"COMBINATIONS OF CLINICAL TESTS PREDICT FRONTAL PLANE KNEE ANGLE AND MOMENT IN BILATERAL DROP JUMP,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 39:
1, Article 44.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol39/iss1/44