Prophylactic Knee Sleeve Reduces the Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries among Recreational Athletes

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Prophylactic Knee Sleeve Reduces the Risk of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries among Recreational Athletes

Prophylactic knee sleeve significantly reduce pathologies related to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries among athletes, finds the latest study published in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation.

The knee braces are generally utilized to impede high-risk knee injuries. However, its contribution to ACL pathologies attenuation is not well known.

Jonathan Sinclair and Paul J. Taylor conducted the present study to investigate knee sleeve effect on ACL related injuries among 13 healthy male recreational athletes. Athletes were categorized into two groups; one with prophylactic knee sleeve and other was without knee sleeve. Both groups went through cut, run and single-leg hop movements. The 8-camera with 3D motion capture system and a force platform was used to record biomechanical data. The quantification of instantaneous, average and peak ACL load rate was done via musculoskeletal modeling approach.

Both instantaneous and average ACL load rates were remarkably decreased when wearing knee sleeve in the cut (222.55/1058.02 N/kg/s) and hop (612.45/1286.39 N/kg/s) movements as compared to no knee sleeve group (377.38/1183.01 and 743.91/1471.42 N/kg/s, respectively).

Source

J Sport Rehabil           

Link:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28714786

The original title of the article:

Effects of a Prophylactic Knee Sleeve on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Loading During Sport-Specific Movements

Authors:

Jonathan Sinclair and Paul J. Taylor

SearchTags: 
Therapeutic, Knee Pain, Knee, Efficacy
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