Risk Factors and Mechanisms of Knee Injury in Runners

2305169896_e8943860f2_Frédéric de Villamil _sharealike_cropped2Risk Factors and Mechanism of Knee Injury in Runners

This study aimed to identify behavioral and physiological risk factors that influence potential knee injury mechanisms.  Most of these risk factors could potentially be modified to reduce joint loads to lower the risk of injury.

40(11):1873-1879, November 2008.

MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS & EXERCISE

MESSIER, STEPHEN P. 1; LEGAULT, CLAUDINE 2; SCHOENLANK, CASEY R. 1; NEWMAN, JOVITA JOLLA 1; MARTIN, DAVID F. 3; DEVITA, PAUL 4

The results of this study relate larger knee joint loads to poor hamstring flexibility, greater body weight, greater weekly mileage, and greater muscular strength. Most of these risk factors could potentially be modified to reduce joint loads to lower the risk of injury.

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