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Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures.

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  • معلومة اضافية
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Electromyography
      Ergonomics
      Knee disorders
      Kneeling
      Squatting
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      417930 Professional machinery, equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
      339110 Medical equipment and supplies manufacturing
      339113 Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing
    • Abstract:
      Workers who kneel or squat frequently are at a high risk of developing knee pathologies. Knee Savers® are wedge-shaped pads, worn on the lower calf by baseball catchers that aim to reduce this risk. This study examined how Knee Savers® change the bilateral quadriceps muscle activity during dorsiflexed kneeling, and heels-up and flat-foot squatting. For twenty participants, integrated and peak electromyography (EMG) during descent and ascent phases, mean EMG during a 10-s static phase, and participants' subjective perception of muscle fatigue were compared between equipment conditions (with (W) and without (WO) Knee Savers®). Knee Savers® did not significantly reduce integrated or peak EMG during transitions into and out of the postures; however, they significantly reduced (p < .03) mean EMG in five of six muscles during the static phase. These findings indicate potential for Knee Savers® to reduce cumulative muscular effort and fatigue in applications where prolonged static kneeling or squatting are required. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, Canada
    • ISSN:
      0003-6870
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016
    • Accession Number:
      137324378
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PEJHAN, S. et al. Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures. Applied Ergonomics, [s. l.], v. 80, p. 193–199, 2019. DOI 10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=137324378&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 29 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Pejhan S, Denroche SK, Frew GJ, Acker SM. Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures. Applied Ergonomics. 2019;80:193-199. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016.
    • APA:
      Pejhan, S., Denroche, S. K., Frew, G. J., & Acker, S. M. (2019). Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures. Applied Ergonomics, 80, 193–199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pejhan, Shabnam, Sean K. Denroche, Geena J. Frew, and Stacey M. Acker. 2019. “Effects of Knee Savers on the Quadriceps Muscle Activation across Deep Knee Bending Postures.” Applied Ergonomics 80 (October): 193–99. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016.
    • Harvard:
      Pejhan, S. et al. (2019) ‘Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures’, Applied Ergonomics, 80, pp. 193–199. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pejhan, S, Denroche, SK, Frew, GJ & Acker, SM 2019, ‘Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures’, Applied Ergonomics, vol. 80, pp. 193–199, viewed 29 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Pejhan, Shabnam, et al. “Effects of Knee Savers on the Quadriceps Muscle Activation across Deep Knee Bending Postures.” Applied Ergonomics, vol. 80, Oct. 2019, pp. 193–199. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pejhan, Shabnam, Sean K. Denroche, Geena J. Frew, and Stacey M. Acker. “Effects of Knee Savers on the Quadriceps Muscle Activation across Deep Knee Bending Postures.” Applied Ergonomics 80 (October 2019): 193–99. doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2019.05.016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pejhan S, Denroche SK, Frew GJ, Acker SM. Effects of Knee Savers on the quadriceps muscle activation across deep knee bending postures. Applied Ergonomics [Internet]. 2019 Oct [cited 2020 May 29];80:193–9. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=137324378&custid=s8280428