How Gender Effects Lower Extremity Alignment during Jump Testing of High School Basketball Players

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Jinnah Walker Thomas Palmer


By Jinnah Walker, Athletic Training

Advisor: Thomas Palmer

Presentation ID: PM_B48

Abstract: In terms of lower extremity alignment, strength and gender have been noted to be key factors, particularly in terms of the valgus angle of the knee. This increased angle has lead to a higher incidence of ACL tears in females compared to male athletes. However, there are not many studies focusing on evaluating this angle during functional activities and comparing them by gender. For this project, several high school boys and girls basketball players will be evaluated performing a box jump and a jump shot, specifically noting the placement of their greater trochanter, lateral condyle of the femur, lateral malleolus, and head of the 5th metatarsal during activity.

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PM Poster Session -- Great Hall -- B: Health & Body