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The Effects Of Gender On The Biomechanics Of The Hip During Athletic Maneuvers, Mikaela Boham
Boise State University Theses and Dissertations
Context: Females are two to eight times more likely to sustain an ACL injury than males participating in the same sport. The primary mechanism reported for noncontact ACL injury involves landing from a jump, unanticipated change of direction, and/or deceleration activities.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine if adolescent female athletes perform athletic activities with decreased hip and knee flexion angles, and decreased EMG activity of the gluteus medius relative to their male counterparts.
Design: Cohort study from local club basketball teams.
Setting: University Laboratory.
Participants: Ten healthy adolescent basketball athletes (5 females, 5 males).