Sinclair, Jonathan Kenneth and Taylor, Paul John (2015) Sex variation in patellar tendon kinetics during running. Human Movement, 16 (2). pp. 60-63.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/humo-2015-0027
The aim of the current investigation was to determine whether female recreational runners exhibit distinct patellar tendon loading patterns in relation to their male counterparts.
Twelve male (age 26.55 ± 4.11 years, height 1.78 ± 0.11 m,
mass 77.11 ± 5.06 kg) and twelve female (age 26.67 ± 5.34 years, height 1.67 ± 0.12 m, mass 63.28 ± 9.75 kg) runners ran over a force platform at 4.0 m · s –1. Lower limb kinematics were collected using an eight-camera optoelectric motion capture system which operated at 250 Hz. Patellar tendon loads were examined using a predictive algorithm. Sex differences in limb, knee and ankle joint stiffness were examined statistically using independent samples t tests.
The results indicate that patellar tendon force (male = 6.49 ± 2.28, female = 7.03 ± 1.35) and patelllar tendon loading rate (male = 92.41 ± 32.51, female = 111.05 ± 48.58) were significantly higher in female runners.
Excessive tendon loading in female runners indicates that female runners may be at increased risk of patellar tendon pathologies.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||running; sex; patellar tendon|
|Schools:||Faculty of Health and Wellbeing > School of Sport and Wellbeing|
|Deposited By:||Jonathan Kenneth Sinclair|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2015 10:59|
|Last Modified:||21 Oct 2016 07:06|
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