Training for knee injury prevention using a pivoting elliptical machine

Yupeng Ren*, Hyung Soon Park, Yi Ning Wu, François Geiger, Li Qun Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured knee ligament in sports-related activities, especially in pivoting sports. In general, knee joint movements about the off-axes are much more limited and musculoskeletal injuries are usually associated with excessive loading/movement about the off-axes. The purposes of this project were to develop an injury prevention program including a pivoting elliptical exercise machine to address the specific ACL injury mechanisms, especially in women. ACL injury prevention training was carried out to target the specific injury mechanisms associated with tibial rotation. The pivoting elliptical training improved the off-axis neuromuscular control considerably. Training-induced neuromuscular changes in tibial rotation were assessed with multiple outcome measures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
Pages727-730
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Aug 20 2008Aug 25 2008

Other

Other30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS'08
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period8/20/088/25/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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