Landing mechanics of basketball and volleyball athletes: A kinematic approach
Single-leg landing is frequent in basketball and volleyball, two sports with high incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. The similarity in the number of landings between these sports could be the culprit of the high incidence of injuries. However, the comparison of knee joint motion during landings in both sports has yet to be investigated. This study aimed to contrast the knee kinematics of basketball and volleyball athletes during a single-leg landing task.
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Bedo BLS, Cesar GM, Andrade VL, Moura FA, Vieira LHP, Aquino R, Domingos MB, Santiago PRP (2022). Landing mechanics of basketball and volleyball athletes: A kinematic approach. Human Movement, 23(1):80-88. https://doi.org/10.5114/hm.2021.104189