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Knee strength and slip severity in young and older adults.

Authors
Wyszomierski-S; Chambers-AJ; Cham-R
Source
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia. Newark, DE: American Society of Biomechanics, 2006 Sep; :75
NIOSHTIC No.
20039885
Abstract
Falls initiated by slips are a major cause of serious injury in the elderly population (Moyer, 2005). Studies have shown a possible correlation between lower extremity muscle strength, which decreases with age, and slip severity (Lockhart, 2005). However, these studies did not focus on the knee, which plays an important role in slip-recovery attempts (Moyer, 2005/2006). Thus, the goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between knee flexion/extension (KF/KE) strength and slip severity in young and older adults.
Keywords
Humans; Men; Women; Age-groups; Age-factors; Accidents; Physiology; Physiological-function; Physiological-factors; Physiological-effects; Physical-reactions; Injuries; Muscles; Muscle-function; Musculoskeletal-system; Models; Knee-injuries; Knee-disorders
Publication Date
20060901
Document Type
Abstract
Email Address
saw6@pitt.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007592
Source Name
Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia
State
PA
Performing Organization
University of Pittsburgh
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