Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. Student of Sports Medicine, University of Tehran

2 Professor of Health and Sports Medicine, University of Tehran

3 Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Medicine, University of Tehran

4 Assistant Professor of Sport physiology, Shahid Beheshti University


The aim of this study was to compare high-risk movement patterns of ACL injury in male and female adolescent soccer players during cutting maneuver. A number of adolescents Premier League soccer athletes, including 20 girls and 20 boys participated in the study. Cutting maneuvers on dominant foot were recorded by motion analysis system using six Vicon high-speed cameras, with a frequency of 240 Hz. Movements were analyzed by Nexus software and joint angles were collected. SPSS and independent T-Test were used to compare between groups. The results indicated that high-risk movement patterns of ACL injury during cutting maneuver on the dominant leg occurs more in girls than boys, therefore application of sport injury prevention measures to correct movement patterns of female athletes are more necessary.


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