Role of Hyperpronation as a Possible Risk Factor for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David H. Perrin, Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between hyperpronation and the occurrence of noncontact injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Design and Setting: Subjects were categorized as either ACL injured (ACLI) or ACL uninjured (ACLU). All ACLI subjects received their injuries from a noncontact mechanism. To justify using the ACLI subjects' uninjured legs as representative of their preinjury state, a t test was used to compare the differences between the left and right foot for the ACLU group on both measurements. Based on the results of the t test, a regression analysis was performed to determine whether group membership could be predicted from navicular drop. All measures were performed in a university athletic training room. Conclusions: Hyperpronation as measured by the navicular drop test was not a predictor of ACL injury, and, thus, may not be a predisposing factor to noncontact ACL injuries.

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Journal of Athletic Training, 32:25-28
Language: English
Date: 1997
Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Hyperpronation, Risk Factors

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