Journal : Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Article : Biomechanical characteristics of the jump down of healthy subjects and patients with knee injuries

Authors :
Demiral, M.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Turkish Aeronautical Association, 06790 Ankara, Turkey,
Abdel-Wahab, A.
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK,
Silberschmidt, V.
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, UK,
Jaramillo, H.
Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia,
Gomez, L.
Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia,
Garcia, J. J.
Universidad del Valle, Cali-Colombia,
Mróz, A.
Metal Forming Institute, Poznań, Poland, adrian.mroz@inop.poznan.pl,
Skalski, K.
Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Precision Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland,
Walczyk, W.
Metal Forming Institute, Poznań, Poland,
Kajzer, A.
Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Zabrze, Poland, anita.kajzer@polsl.pl,
Kajzer, W.
Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Zabrze, Poland,
Dzielicki, J.
Medical University of Silesia, School of Medicine in Katowice, Katowice, Poland,
Matejczyk, D.
Department of Biomaterials and Medical Devices Engineering, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, Zabrze, Poland,
Nagerl, H.
University of Göttingen, Biomechanical Working Group in Department of Orthodontics, Germany,
Dathe, H.
University of Göttingen, Biomechanical Working Group in Department of Orthodontics, Germany,
Fiedler, Ch.
Lima Corporate; Hamburg, Germany,
Gowers, L.
University of Göttingen, Biomechanical Working Group in Department of Orthodontics, Germany,
Kirsch, S.
University of Göttingen, Biomechanical Working Group in Department of Orthodontics, Germany,
Kubein-Meesenburg, D.
University of Göttingen, Biomechanical Working Group in Department of Orthodontics, Germany,
Dumont, C.
University of Göttingen, Department of Trauma Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Göttingen, Germany,
Wachowski, M. M.
University of Göttingen, Department of Trauma Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Göttingen, Germany, martin.wachowski@web.de,
Kobielarz, M.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Mechatronics and Theory of Mechanisms, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland., magdalena.kobielarz@pwr.edu.pl,
Chwiłkowska, A.
Department of Medical Biochemistry, Medical University, Wrocław, Poland,
Turek, A.
School of Pharmacy with the Division of Laboratory Medicine in Sosnowiec, Medical University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland, Chair and Department of Biopharmacy, Sosnowiec, Poland,
Maksymowicz, K.
Department of Forensic Medicine, Medical Faculty, Wrocław Medical University, Wrocław, Poland,
Marciniak, M.
Department of Plastic Forming and Metrology, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland,
Patralski, K.
Wrocław University of Technology, krzysztof.patralski@pwr.wroc.pl,
Konderla, P.
Wrocław University of Technology,
Su, P.
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, BeiHang University, People’s Republic of China,
Yang, Y.
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, BeiHang University, People’s Republic of China, yang_mech@126.com,
Song, Y
School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, BeiHang University, People’s Republic of China,
Li, F.
Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, China,
Mei, Q.
Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, China,
Gu, Y.
Faculty of Sports Science, Ningbo University, China, guyaodong@hotmail.com,
Bertuit, J.
Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Motor Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, jbertuit@ulb.ac.be,
Feipel, V.
Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Motor Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium,
Rooze, M.
Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Motor Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium,
Struzik, A.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland,
Zawadzki, J.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland,
Pietraszewski, B.
Department of Biomechanics, University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland, bogdan.pietraszewski@awf.wroc.pl,
Mielińska, A.
Wrocław University of Technology, Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Instrumentation, Wrocław, Poland, aleksandra.melinska@pwr.edu.pl,
Czamara, A.
College of Physiotherapy in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland,
Szuba, Ł.
College of Physiotherapy in Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland,
Będziński, R.
University of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Group, Zielona Góra, Poland,
Abstract : Purpose: The aim of this study is to investigate the drop jump performance of male patients who underwent ACLR and a control group using combined data acquisition system. Methods: A total of 28 male subjects aged 20 to 26 were studied: 22 did not show and were not diagnosed with any knee joint dysfunction (the control group) and six men who underwent ACLR of the left limb (group of patients). The control group was age, height and body mass matched. A data acquisition setup consisting of three independent modules including force platforms, position analysis system and electromyography was used. Subjects were jumping down from 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3 m step heights. The acquired signals were used to determine the ground reaction force, muscular activity, mass centre position, velocity and acceleration. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between the groups (t-test, p < 0.05) in the maximum vertical ground reaction force in the left limb for 0.2 and 0.3 m step heights. Differences in the muscle activity between the groups were found to be statistically significant (t-test, p < 0.05) before the jump, during the landing phase, and after the jump for selected muscle groups and step heights. Conclusion: Combing the three independent measurement systems provided new information on drop jump biomechanics. The distribution of loads in different muscles was not uniform across the groups. Patients allocated more energy to control their motion and seemed to protect their operated limb by shifting the bodyweight to the healthy limb.
Keywords : mięśnie, siła mięśni, aktywność mięśni, prędkość, biomechanika, vertical ground reaction forces, muscle power, muscle activity, velocity, acceleration, mass centre reposition,
Publishing house : Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Wrocławskiej
Publication date : 2015
Number : Vol. 17, nr 2
Page : 111 – 120

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DOI :
Qute : Demiral, M. ,Abdel-Wahab, A. ,Silberschmidt, V. ,Jaramillo, H. ,Gomez, L. ,Garcia, J. J. ,Mróz, A. ,Skalski, K. ,Walczyk, W. ,Kajzer, A. ,Kajzer, W. ,Dzielicki, J. ,Matejczyk, D. ,Nagerl, H. ,Dathe, H. ,Fiedler, Ch. ,Gowers, L. ,Kirsch, S. ,Kubein-Meesenburg, D. ,Dumont, C. ,Wachowski, M. M. ,Kobielarz, M. ,Chwiłkowska, A. ,Turek, A. ,Maksymowicz, K. ,Marciniak, M. ,Patralski, K. ,Konderla, P. ,Su, P. ,Yang, Y. ,Song, Y ,Li, F. ,Mei, Q. ,Gu, Y. ,Bertuit, J. ,Feipel, V. ,Rooze, M. ,Struzik, A. ,Zawadzki, J. ,Pietraszewski, B. ,Mielińska, A. ,Czamara, A. ,Szuba, Ł. ,Będziński, R. ,Będziński, R. , Biomechanical characteristics of the jump down of healthy subjects and patients with knee injuries. Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics Vol. 17, nr 2/2015
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