Title of Submission
Knee Joint Mechanics During Prolonged Load Carriage
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Type of Submission
Both Judging Sessions
Prolonged load carriage may increase musculoskeletal injury risk, particularly at the knee. Six subjects had knee biomechanics quantified while walking 3.0 mph for 60-minutes with three body borne loads (0, 15 and 30 kg). Peak of stance and within subject variability for knee adduction joint angle and moment were calculated at minute 0, 30 and 60 for each load, then submitted to a RM ANOVA to test the main effect and interaction between time (pre vs. post) and load (0, 15 and 30 kg). Knee adduction variability is expected to decrease with each addition of load and duration of walking.