2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

Impact of Sex and Lace-Up Ankle Brace on Knee Biomechanics During a Single-Leg Cut

Degree Program

Kinesiology, MS

Major Advisor Name

Tyler Brown

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster

Judging Session

9am - 10:30am - Judging Session #1


Ankle braces effectively limit harmful ankle motions, but may produce hazardous alterations in knee biomechanics. This study determined how four ankle braces (ankle roll guard (ARG), lace-up brace, non-elastic tape, control) impact knee biomechanics during a single-leg cut, and whether the impact differs between sexes. With the lace-up brace, females increased peak abduction angle 2.5º compared to control (p=0.008), whereas, males decreased peak internal rotation moment compared to control (p=0.006) and tape (p=0.002) conditions. During the cut, males exhibited greater knee internal rotation compared to females (p=0.010), but only with ARG (p=0.009), tape (p=0.005), and control (p=0.002) conditions.

Funding Information

Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM)

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