Ground reaction force analyis [sic] of athletes with and without patellar tendinitis

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dc.contributor.advisor Gehlsen, Gale M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Faraci, Vincent J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:46Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1997 .F37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185819
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine differences in drop landing ground reaction forces between athletes with and without patellar tendinitis. Subjects included 30 recreational athletes, 15 with patellar tendinitis and 15 without. Subjects with patellar tendinitis were tested twice, before (PTI) and after (PTF) rehabilitation. The non-patellar tendinitis (NPT) group was tested once. Subjects performed three trials of a drop landing from a height of 40 cm onto the force plate. Video data was collected to determine the deepest angle of knee flexion during landing. Statistical analysis using ANOVA revealed significant differences in maximum vertical force for the initial peak, post hoc analysis revealed differences between PTI and NPT groups aswell as between PTF and NPT groups. Results indicate athletes with patellar tendinitis exhibit higher initial peak 1 VGRF than athletes without patellar tendinitis. Results indicate that athletes who consistently land with elevated peak 1 ground reaction force are more likely to develop patellar tendinitis.
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent viii, 55 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Patellofemoral joint -- Wounds and injuries. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tendinitis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sports injuries. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ground reaction force (Biomechanics) en_US
dc.title Ground reaction force analyis [sic] of athletes with and without patellar tendinitis en_US
dc.title.alternative Ground reaction force analysis of athletes with and without patellar tendinitis en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1048384 en_US


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