Michele L. Pye

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BACKGROUND Compared with men, women have disproportionally greater frontal (varus-valgus) and transverse (internal-external) plane laxity and lower stiffness, despite having similar sagittal (anterior-posterior) plane laxity and stiffness. While the underlying cause is unclear, the amount of lower extremity lean mass (LELM) may be a contributing factor. (More)
CONTEXT Knee laxity increases during exercise. However, no one, to our knowledge, has examined whether these increases contribute to higher-risk landing biomechanics during prolonged, fatiguing exercise. OBJECTIVES To examine associations between changes in fatigue (measured as sprint time [SPTIME]), multiplanar knee laxity (anterior-posterior [APLAX],(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to examine changes in sagittal (AP LAX), frontal (VV LAX), and transverse (IER LAX) plane knee laxity in men and women during an intermittent exercise protocol (IEP) simulating the intensity and duration of a soccer match. METHODS Intercollegiate/club athletes (29 females and 30 males) were measured on AP LAX (-90 to 130 N) before(More)
BACKGROUND As injury rates rise in the later stages of sporting activities, a better understanding of lower extremity biomechanics in the later phases of gamelike situations may improve training and injury prevention programs. HYPOTHESIS Lower extremity biomechanics of a drop-jump task (extracted from a principal components analysis) would reveal factors(More)
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