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


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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