Department / Division
Durham, NC 27710
ACL and cartilage tears; multiple knee-ligament and muscle injuries; arthroscopy; general care of athletic teams at scholastic, collegiate, and professional (U.S. Soccer Federation) levels
Muscle forces not only provide propulsion to the body, they also provide protection fot the tremendous loads across muscles and joints. Understanding muscle actions joint interaction is key to improving our ability to prevent injury and scientifically rehabilitate ligaments and joints. The laboratory employees EMG analysis of muscle function, high speed motion analysis, force plate, and goniometric data as well as standard exercise physiologic measurements of strength, aerobic and anaerobic power. Subjects will be athletes, normal subjects and subjects after injury usually of the foot or knee. Actions analyzed will include athletic maneuvers such as pivoting, stopping and fast direction changes. More complex motions such as kicking, tennis strokes and throwing will be added.
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