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Sex Differences in Voluntary Control Dynamics of the Knee and Ankle

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Ever since Title IX in 1972, females have been known to have an increasingly higher rate of musculoskeletal injuries occurring while playing sports than in males. This study focuses on quantifying the voluntary neuromuscular control of the knee for each gender during a range of set frequencies. If dynamic knee stability and motor control is shown to be different between males and females, then neuromuscular training can be specialized and focused around the knee to help reduce the risk of injury among female athletes in high school and college.

Student researcher

Abraham Rosengard

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2019