Valgus knee motion during landing in high school female and male basketball players.

  title={Valgus knee motion during landing in high school female and male basketball players.},
  author={Kevin R. Ford and Gregory D. Myer and Timothy E. Hewett},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={35 10},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to utilize three-dimensional kinematic (motion) analysis to determine whether gender differences existed in knee valgus kinematics in high school basketball athletes when performing a landing maneuver. The hypothesis of this study was that female athletes would demonstrate greater valgus knee motion (ligament dominance) and greater side-to-side (leg dominance) differences in valgus knee angle at landing. These differences in valgus knee motion may be… 

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