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Knee strength and slip severity in young and older adults.
Wyszomierski-S; Chambers-AJ; Cham-R
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
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.
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
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Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, September 6-9, 2006, Blacksburg, Virginia
University of Pittsburgh
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