Orthopaedic sport biomechanics - a new paradigm

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2008;23 Suppl 1:S21-30. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2007.10.007. Epub 2007 Dec 3.


This article proposes a new paradigm, "Orthopaedic sport biomechanics", for the understanding of the role of biomechanics in preventing and managing sports injury. Biomechanics has three main roles in this paradigm: (1) injury prevention, (2) immediate evaluation of treatment, and (3) long-term outcome evaluation. Related previous studies showing the approach in preventing and managing anterior cruciate ligament rupture and anterior talofibular ligament tear are highlighted. Orthopaedics and biomechanics specialists are encouraged to understand what they could contribute to the current and future practice of sports medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • China
  • Forecasting
  • Humans
  • Orthopedics / trends*
  • Sports Medicine / trends*