Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery
February 06, 2023
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Yukiko Matsuzaki PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Preston W. Gross
Running injuries are common in adolescents and are often related to biomechanical issues, but few studies have investigated the biomechanics of running in adolescents. This study aims to establish average kinematic values in 50 healthy adolescent distance runners using a 2D video analysis technology called Dartfish. The study will be conducted at the HSS main campus until 50 subjects are enrolled.
This study requires young distance runners (14-18 years old) to complete a short questionnaire about their participation in sports. They will then run on a treadmill for up to 10 minutes after warming up. A camera will record the position and movement of their body while running. Then, researchers will analyze the video for kinematic measurements.
Participants’ kinematic analysis data can be shared with the participant and may be used to improve performance and decrease injury risk.
Participants must be healthy adolescents between the ages of 14 -18 that have run at least 5 miles per week for the last 3 months prior to participation in the study. Adolescents may not participate if they have a history of lower extremity deformity, surgery, or any chronic musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disease, injury within the last three months prior to participation in the study, or inability to fill out forms in English.