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The Effects of Surface Cross-Slope on Joint Kinematics in Female Runners with Iliotibial Band Syndrome

IRB Number: 29123
(inactive trial)

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

January 14, 2010

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Principal Investigator

Jocelyn Hafer, MA


Howard J. Hillstrom, PhD
Sherry I. Backus, PT, DPT, MA
Andrew Kraszeski, MS


This study is looking to examine the effects that running on a banked surface has on running mechanics.  The study will examine 20 female runners with a diagnosis of iliotibial band syndrome and 20 healthy female runners.  All testing will be completed in one study visit that is expected to last 45 minutes.  Testing will be conducted at the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory, 510 East 73rd Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10021.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria:
Inclusion criteria for both the runners with ITBS and the runners serving as healthy controls are:

i. Female runners, ages 18 to 55 years
ii. Runners with ITBS, or a normal healthy runner
iii. Free of any other musculoskeletal or neuromuscular disorders
iv. Rearfoot striker
v. Running ≥ 15 miles/week
vi. Able to run a 9 minute mile
vii. Able to read and understand English
viii. Diagnosis of ITBS must be made by a physician
ix. Self-reported comfort and experience with running on a treadmill

Exclusion criteria: Potential subjects will not be included in this study if they:

i. Do not meet the above-mentioned inclusion criteria
ii. Are pregnant

Contact Information

Jocelyn Hafer, MA