Altered lower limb joint kinetics are frequently observed following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), which may lead to an increased risk of re-injury. The aim of this study was to establish the extent to which joint stiffness differs in a unilateral and bilateral drop jump, and a 90° pre-planned cut following ACLR. A cohort of 127 male patients 8–10 months post-ACLR and 45 non-injured controls took part in the study. Both a unilateral and bilateral drop jump, and a 90° pre-planned cut were completed, while ground reaction forces and three-dimensional kinematics were recorded. ACLR patients had lower knee stiffness for the cut (d=0.192, p=0.040) and the bilateral drop jump (d=0.534, p
"DIFFERENCES IN LOWER LIMB JOINT STIFFNESS IN MULTIPLE MOVEMENTS FOLLOWING ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 76.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/76