The purpose of this study was to investigate the biomechanical predictors of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury in female football players by means of 3D motion capture with vector coding. Women's first-division healthy football players (n=16) performed a series of 90° change of directions. Biomechanics was collected through a marker-based optoelectronic system. In the next 2 consecutive football seasons, 4 ACL injuries were registered. Vector cording technique was used to compare angle-angle coordination between ACL-injured and non-injured players. ACL-injured players showed greater knee valgus (p=0.029) and internal rotation (p=0.017), external hip rotation (p=0.003), ankle eversion (p
World Athletics Award
New Investigator Award
Di Paolo, Stefano; Della Villa, Francesco; Grassi, Alberto; Bragonzoni, Laura; and Zaffagnini, Stefano
"BIOMECHANICS AND JOINT COORDINATION IN ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT-INJURED FEMALE FOOTBALLERS DURING A 90° CHANGE OF DIRECTION,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 34.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/34