TitleInfluences of hamstring stiffness and strength on anterior knee joint stability.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsJ Blackburn, T, Norcross, MF, Padua, DA
JournalClinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon)
Date Published2011 Mar
KeywordsArticular, 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.