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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Nigel A
dc.contributor.authorCameron, Matt
dc.contributor.authorTreleaven, Julia
dc.contributor.authorHides, Julie A
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: The hamstrings remain the most injured muscle group within the Australian Football League (AFL). OBJECTIVE: To investigate preseason measures of hip and knee joint position sense (JPS) and prospective hamstring injury in AFL players. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: A total of 116 AFL players were recruited for this study. JPS was assessed with 3-D sensors using mono-articular hip (45° flexion and 0°) and knee (90° and 45° flexion) joint reproduction tests conducted in the preseason. Hamstring injury data were collected prospectively in the following AFL season. Wilcoxon-signed rank tests were used to assess between the subsequently injured and uninjured limbs. Mann-Whitney U tests were used to assess between group differences and odds ratio (OR) were used to predict players at risk of hamstring injury. RESULTS: Eight players with JPS data sustained a season hamstring injury and 108 players did not. JPS was not significantly different between the subsequently injured and uninjured limbs (all P values > 0.05). No significant differences for any JPS measure were found between the subsequently injured and uninjured players (all p's > 0.05). ORs did not achieve significance for AE (2.7, p = 0.21) or for RMSE (OR = 1.9, p = 0.44). CONCLUSION: Lower limb JPS measures were not predictive of hamstring injury in AFL players.
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMusculoskeletal Science and Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsInjury prevention
dc.subject.keywordsJoint reproduction
dc.titleLower limb joint position sense and prospective hamstring injury
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationSmith, NA; Cameron, M; Treleaven, J; Hides, JA, Lower limb joint position sense and prospective hamstring injury, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 2021, 53, pp. 102371
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gro.griffith.authorSmith, Nigel A.
gro.griffith.authorHides, Julie A.

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