Female athletes are more likely to sustain an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than male athletes. Previous study has showed that female individuals had larger anterior knee laxity than their male counterparts . Researchers have also reported that knee laxity and hyperextension knee were a possible factor contributing to ACL injury . Loudon showed that a person with hyperextension knee, either healthy or ACL-injured, had poorer proprioceptive control. Even more, ACL-injured subjects with hyperextension knee demonstrated a declined function of proprioception feedback loop and the ability to initiate protective reflexes .
Assessing Laxity Characteristics of Hyperextension Knee in Healthy Young Females Using a Knee Ligament Arthrometer
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Lin, H, Lai, W, Chang, C, & Hsu, H. "Assessing Laxity Characteristics of Hyperextension Knee in Healthy Young Females Using a Knee Ligament Arthrometer." Proceedings of the ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2007 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Keystone, Colorado, USA. June 20–24, 2007. pp. 37-38. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2007-176725
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