Weight bearing and non- weight-bearing knee joint reposition sense are not related to functional performance

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 )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Objective: To determine the relationship between weight-bearing (WB) and nonweight-bearing (NWB) joint reposition sense ORS) and a functional hop test (FH) and to compare performance on these parameters between athletes and nonathletes. Design: Repeated-measures ANOVA and Pearson correlations. Setting: Research laboratory. Participants: 40 men (age = 20.8 ± 1.7 y; ht = 176.9 ± 5.8 cm; wt = 82.6 ± 9.5 kg): 20 lacrosse players and 20 nonathletes. Main Outcome Measures: Ability to actively reproduce 30° of knee flexion in the WB and NWB conditions and functional performance on a single-leg crossover-hop test. Results: No significant correlations were observed between JRS and FH in athletes and nonathletes. No significant differences were observed between athletes and nonathletes in JRS. All participants were significantly more accurate at WB than at NWB JRS. Conclusions: There appears to be no relationship between WB or NWB JRS and functional performance, regardless of one's physical activity level

Additional Information

Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 12:54-66
Language: English
Date: 2003
Proprioception, Sensorimotor, Lower extremity rehabilitation, Closed kinetic chain

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