Landing biomechanics may contribute to ankle sprain in basketball, volleyball

Shutterstock.com 64514659 Two studies presented at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, held in Monaco in March, shed light on the complex ways in which aspects of landing contribute to risk of ankle sprain in volleyball and basketball—both sports in which ankle sprains often occur when one player lands on another’s foot. Because ankle sprains occur so quickly that patient recall about the mechanism of injury is often unreliable, researchers from Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar, analyzed video footage of ankle sprains sustained by 24 elite male volleyball players for a more detailed analysis by five experts.

Shutterstock.com 64514659 Two studies presented at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport, held in Monaco in March, shed light on the complex ways in which aspects of landing contribute to risk of ankle sprain in volleyball and basketball—both sports in which ankle sprains often occur when one player lands on another’s foot. Because ankle sprains occur so quickly that patient recall about the mechanism of injury is often unreliable, researchers from Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar, analyzed video footage of ankle sprains sustained by 24 elite male volleyball players for a more detailed analysis by five experts.

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Landing biomechanics may contribute to ankle sprain in basketball, volleyball