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Detailed Cadaveric Simulation of Landing Reveals Timing Sequence of Multi-Planar Knee Kinematics: Implications for ACL Injury

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A. M. Kiapour, V. K. Goel, C. K. Demetropoulos

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

C. E. Quatman, S. C. Wordeman, T. E. Hewett

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Paper No. SBC2013-14329, pp. V01BT32A005; 2 pages
  • ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference
  • Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions
  • Sunriver, Oregon, USA, June 26–29, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5561-4
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


Over 120,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur annually in the United States, mainly affecting the young athletic population. Non-contact injuries are reported to be the predominant mechanism of ACL injury (>70% of ACL injuries), which often occur during landing with high ground reaction forces, muscle forces and segmental inertia. An improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying non-contact ACL injury and inciting events can be used to improve current prevention strategies and decrease the risk of early-onset osteoarthritis. Previous biomechanical and video analysis studies have demonstrated that anterior tibial translation (ATT), knee valgus and internal tibial rotation (ITR) are associated with non-contact ACL injuries [1–3]. While the effects of these factors on ACL injury risk have been extensively studied, there is still controversy and debate about the timing in which these motions occur and reach maximum values during a jump landing task. The current study aimed to investigate interactions between tibio-femoral joint kinematics and ACL strain through a detailed cadaveric simulation of the knee biomechanical response during landing from a jump. For this purpose, instrumented cadaveric limbs were used to simulate bi-pedal landing following a jump utilizing a novel testing apparatus.

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