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  • Sex Differences in Knee Flexion Angle During a Rapid Change of Direction While Running

    Females experience greater overall rates of athletic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than males. The specific mechanisms of the predisposition remain unclear.

    Modeling of knee kinematics has shown that the more extended the knee joint, the greater the strain on the ACL. The authors hypothesized that female athletes would have a lesser degree of knee flexion than male athletes at initial ground contact while performing change-of-direction cutting maneuvers.

  • Brown D. Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running. Rapid fire podium presentation: Southern Orthopaedic Association – 32nd Annual Meeting
  • Sheu CL, Gray AM, Brown D, Smith BA. “Sex differences in knee flexion angle during a rapid change of direction while running.” Orthop J of Sports Med. 2015 Dec 15;3(12): 2325967115617932. eCollection 2015.
  • Joan E. Nichols, Stephanie P. Vega, Lissenya B. Argueta, Jean A. Niles, Michael Smith, Adrienne Eastaway, David Brown, Joaquin Cortiella. “From 2D Culture to 3D Microchip Models: Trachea, Bronchi/Bronchiole and Lung Biomimetic Models for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine.” Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine. CRC Press. Submitted to Publisher Sept. 2015.
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