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BACKGROUND The mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury in basketball are not well defined. PURPOSE To describe the mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury in basketball based on videos of injury situations. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS Six international experts performed visual inspection analyses of 39(More)
BACKGROUND Methods for analyzing the mechanisms of injuries in sports from video sequences of injury situations are so far limited to a simple visual inspection, which has shown poor accuracy. PURPOSE To investigate whether a new model-based image-matching technique could successfully be applied to estimate kinematic characteristics of three typical(More)
The incidence of noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries in young to middle-aged athletes remains high. Despite early diagnosis and appropriate operative and nonoperative treatments, posttraumatic degenerative arthritis may develop. In a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (January 2005), sponsored by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, a(More)
BACKGROUND Most lesions of articular cartilage do not heal spontaneously and may lead to secondary osteoarthritis. It is not known whether the optimistic reports on the short and long-term results of several different cartilage repair techniques are based on sound methodological quality. METHODS We performed a literature search in MEDLINE, CINAHL, the(More)
BACKGROUND The geometry of the tibial plateau is complex and asymmetric. Previous research has characterized subject-to-subject differences in the tibial plateau geometry in the sagittal plane on the basis of a single parameter, the posterior slope. We hypothesized that (1) there are large subject-to-subject variations in terms of slopes, the depth of(More)
BACKGROUND The geometry of the tibial plateau has been largely ignored as a source of possible risk factors for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Discovering the anterior cruciate ligament injury risk factors associated with the tibial plateau may lead to delineation of the existing sex-based disparity in anterior cruciate ligament injuries and help(More)
Videos of sports injuries can potentially provide valuable information on non-contact ACL injuries. However, only the un-validated simple visual inspection approach has, so far, been used. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to test the accuracy and precision of researchers in estimating kinematics from video sequences of situations that typically lead(More)
Women are more prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury during cutting sports than men. The purpose of this study was to examine knee kinematic and ground reaction forces (GRF) differences between genders during cutting. Male and female athletes performed cutting trials while force platform and video data were recorded (180 Hz). Differences (p < .(More)
We hypothesize that application of an unopposed quadriceps force coupled with an impulsive ground reaction force may induce anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. This situation is similar to landing from a jump if only the quadriceps muscle is active; an unlikely but presumably dangerous circumstance. The purpose of this study was to test our hypothesis(More)
BACKGROUND It has been hypothesized that quadriceps muscle weakness is directly associated with the onset and progression of posttraumatic osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction (ACLR). This relationship, however, has not been studied with a prospective approach that includes the use of tibiofemoral joint space width(More)