Biomedical Engineering Seminar: Anterior cruciate ligament injury mechanism during impact load
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Building
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Hossein Mokhtarzadeh (PhD student in Biomechanics) will be presenting the first seminar in our new Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series.
Landing is an inevitable physical activity in many sports such as basketball, soccer, and gymnastics. Upon landing, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most susceptible knee structures to injury with a higher rate of incidence among female athletes.
Hossein Mokhtarzadeh will outline his study to investigate the biomechanics of landing maneuver to understand ACL injury mechanism. In this study, two experimental approaches were used to quantify the effects of muscle forces and impact loads on ACL loading: human motion capture and in-vitro experiments. It was found that it was not only the knee joint muscles but also the coordination of muscles surrounding the ankle joint that together play a major role in protecting ACL from injury; also the results suggested that inhibition of tibial rotation could potentially reduce the threshold of ACL injury while other types of joint damages might occur.