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A Comparison of Cyclic Variations in Anterior Knee Laxity, Genu Recurvatum, and General Joint Laxity across the Menstrual Cycle

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Beverly Levine (Creator)
David H. Perrin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (Creator)
Sandra J. Shultz, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Changes in anterior knee laxity (AKL), genu recurvatum (GR) and general joint laxity (GJL) were quantified across days of the early follicular and early luteal phases of the menstrual cycle in 66 females, and the similarity in their pattern of cyclic variations examined. Laxity was measured on each of the first 6 days of menses (M1–M6) and the first 8 days following ovulation (L1–L8) over two cycles. The largest mean differences were observed between L5 and L8 for AKL (0.32?mm), and between L5 and M1 for GR (0.56°) and GJL (0.26) (p?

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Publication
Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 28, 1411-1417
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
joint laxity, menstrual cycle, anterior cruciate ligament, knee