Joint angle, range of motion, force, and moment assessment: responses of the lower limb to ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion

Ukadike Chris Ugbolue*, Chloe Robson, Emma Donald, Kerry L. Speirs, Frédéric Dutheil, Julien S. Baker, Tilak Dias, Yaodong Gu

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Abstract

There is limited research on the biomechanical assessment of the lower limb joints in relation to dynamic movements that occur at the hip, knee, and ankle joints when performing dorsiflexion (DF) and plantarflexion (PF) among males and females. This study investigated the differences in joint angles (including range of motion (ROM)) and forces (including moments) between the left and right limbs at the ankle, knee, and hip joints during dynamic DF and PF movements in both males and females. Using a general linear model employing multivariate analysis in relation to the joint angle, ROM, force, and moment datasets, the results revealed significant main effects for gender, sidedness, phases, and foot position with respect to joint angles. Weak correlations were observed between measured biomechanical variables. These results provide insightful information for clinicians and biomechanists that relate to lower limb exercise interventions and modelling efficacy standpoints.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1232468
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Bionics and Biomechanics
Volume2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2021

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