|Title||Influences of hamstring stiffness and strength on anterior knee joint stability.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||J Blackburn, T, Norcross, MF, Padua, DA|
|Journal||Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon)|
|Date Published||2011 Mar|
|Keywords||Articular, Range of Motion|
Excessive anterior tibial translation is a prospective risk factor for anterior cruciate ligament injury, thus factors which limit this motion may reduce injury risk. Stiffness quantifies a muscle's resistance to lengthening, and stiffer hamstrings may resist changes in length induced by anterior tibial translation more effectively.