Sex comparison of hamstring structural and material properties.

  title={Sex comparison of hamstring structural and material properties.},
  author={Jillian Blackburn and David R. Bell and Marc Fabian Norcross and Jeff D Hudson and Megan H Kimsey},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  volume={24 1},
BACKGROUND Musculotendinous stiffness provides an estimate of resistance to joint perturbation, thus contributing to joint stability. Females demonstrate lesser hamstring stiffness than males, potentially contributing to the sex discrepancy in anterior cruciate ligament injury risk. However, it is unclear if the sex difference in hamstring stiffness is due to differences in muscle size or to inherent/material properties of the musculotendinous unit. It was hypothesized that hamstring stiffness… CONTINUE READING
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