A previous hamstring injury affects kicking mechanics in soccer players

Navandar, Archit and García, Carlos and Veiga Fernandez, Santiago and Torres Márquez, Gonzalo and Chorro Hernández, David and Navarro Cabello, Enrique (2018). A previous hamstring injury affects kicking mechanics in soccer players. "Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness", v. 58 (n. 12); pp. 1815-1822. ISSN 0022-4707. https://doi.org/10.23736/S0022-4707.18.07852-0.

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Title: A previous hamstring injury affects kicking mechanics in soccer players
Author/s:
  • Navandar, Archit
  • García, Carlos
  • Veiga Fernandez, Santiago
  • Torres Márquez, Gonzalo
  • Chorro Hernández, David
  • Navarro Cabello, Enrique
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Date: December 2018
ISSN: 0022-4707
Volume: 58
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Biomechanical phenomena, Kinetics, Sex characteristics
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Although the kicking skill is influenced by limb dominance and sex, how a previous hamstring injury affects kicking has not been studied in detail. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of sex and limb dominance on kicking in limbs with and without a previous hamstring injury. METHODS: Forty-five professional players (males: N.=19, previously injured players=4, age=21.16±2.00 years; females: N.=19, previously injured players =10, age= 22.15±4.50 years) performed 5 kicks each with their preferred and non-preferred limb at a target 7m away, which were recorded with a three-dimensional motion capture system. Kinematic and kinetic variables were extracted for the backswing, leg cocking, leg acceleration and follow through phases. RESULTS: A shorter backswing (20.20±3.49% vs. 25.64±4.57%), and differences in knee flexion angle (58±10º vs. 72±14º) and hip flexion velocity (8±0 rad/s vs. 10±2 rad/s) were observed in previously injured, non-preferred limb kicks for females. A lower peak hip linear velocity (3.50±0.84 m/s vs. 4.10±0.45 m/s) was observed in previously injured, preferred limb kicks of females. These differences occurred in the backswing and leg-cocking phases where the hamstring muscles were the most active. A variation in the functioning of the hamstring muscles and that of the gluteus maximus and iliopsoas in the case of a previous injury could account for the differences observed in the kicking pattern. CONCLUSIONS: Therefore, the effects of a previous hamstring injury must be considered while designing rehabilitation programs to re-educate kicking movement.

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Item ID: 60422
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/60422/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:60422
DOI: 10.23736/S0022-4707.18.07852-0
Official URL: https://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/sports-med-physical-fitness/article.php?cod=R40Y2018N12A1815
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 27 Oct 2020 08:37
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2020 08:37
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