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Vertical stiffness is not related to anterior cruciate ligament elongation in professional rugby union players

Serpell, Benjamin; Scarvell, Jennifer M; Pickering, Mark; Ball, Nick B; Perriman, Diana; Warmenhoven, John; Smith, Paul


Novel research surrounding anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is necessary because ACL injury rates have remained unchanged for several decades. An area of ACL risk mitigation which has not been well researched relates to vertical stiffness. The relationship between increased vertical stiffness and increased ground reaction force suggests that vertical stiffness may be related to ACL injury risk. However, given that increased dynamic knee joint stability has been shown to be...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2016-000150
Access Rights: Open Access


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