The purpose of this study was to 1) compare knee joint kinematics and kinetics of fake-and-cut tasks of varying complexity in 51 female handball players and 2) present a case study of one athlete who ruptured her ACL three weeks post data collection. External knee joint moments and knee joint angles in all planes at the instance of the peak external knee abduction moment (KAM) as well as moment and angle time curves were analyzed. Peak KAMs and knee internal rotation moments were substantially higher than published values obtained during simple change-of-direction tasks and, along with flexion angles, differed significantly between the tasks. Introducing a ball reception and a static defender increased joint loads while they partially decreased again when anticipation was lacking. Our results suggest to use game-specific assessments of injury risk while complexity levels do not directly increase knee loading. Extreme values of several risk factors for a post-test injured athlete highlight the need and usefulness of appropriate screenings.
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Bill, Kevin; Mai, Patrick; Robertz, Leon; Glöckler, Katharina; Claramunt-Molet, Mireia; Bartsch, Julia; Eggerud, Mathias; Pedersen, Anniken; Sæland, Fredrik; Bergh Moss, Reidar; Willwacher, Steffen; Eriksrud, Ola; Krosshaug, Tron; and Kersting, Uwe
"KNEE KINEMATICS AND KINETICS OF SPORT-SPECIFIC FAKE-AND-CUT MANEUVERS OF VARYING COMPLEXITY IN FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYERS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 19.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/19