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The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) Qualitative Screening Tool: Application to Mitigate Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk during Cutting

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Musculoskeletal Science and Sports Medicine Research Centre, Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M15 6BH, UK
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Directorate of Sport and Psychology, University of Salford, Greater Manchester M6 6PU, UK
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Department of Football Medicine and Science, Manchester United Football Club, AON Training Complex, Manchester M31 4BH, UK
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Section of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent CT1 1QU, UK
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Biomechanics 2021, 1(1), 83-101; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010007
Received: 20 January 2021 / Revised: 1 March 2021 / Accepted: 30 March 2021 / Published: 6 April 2021
Side-step cutting is an action associated with non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury with a plethora of negative economical, health, and psychological implications. Although ACL injury risk factors are multifactorial, biomechanical and neuromuscular deficits which contribute to “high-risk” and aberrant movement patterns are linked to ACL injury risk due to increasing knee joint loads and potential ACL loading. Importantly, biomechanical and neuromuscular deficits are modifiable; thus, being able to profile and classify athletes as potentially “high-risk” of injury is a crucial process in ACL injury mitigation. The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) is a recently validated field-based qualitative screening tool to identify athletes that display high-risk postures associated with increased non-contact ACL injury risk during side-step cutting. This article provides practitioners with a comprehensive and detailed overview regarding the rationale and implementation of the CMAS. Additionally, this review provides guidance on CMAS methodological procedures, CMAS operational definitions, and training recommendations to assist in the development of more effective non-contact ACL injury risk mitigation programmes. View Full-Text
Keywords: side-step; side-stepping; knee abduction moment; injury screening; injury risk profiling side-step; side-stepping; knee abduction moment; injury screening; injury risk profiling
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Dos’Santos, T.; Thomas, C.; McBurnie, A.; Donelon, T.; Herrington, L.; Jones, P.A. The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) Qualitative Screening Tool: Application to Mitigate Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk during Cutting. Biomechanics 2021, 1, 83-101. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010007

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Dos’Santos T, Thomas C, McBurnie A, Donelon T, Herrington L, Jones PA. The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) Qualitative Screening Tool: Application to Mitigate Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk during Cutting. Biomechanics. 2021; 1(1):83-101. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010007

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Dos’Santos, Thomas; Thomas, Christopher; McBurnie, Alistair; Donelon, Thomas; Herrington, Lee; Jones, Paul A. 2021. "The Cutting Movement Assessment Score (CMAS) Qualitative Screening Tool: Application to Mitigate Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Risk during Cutting" Biomechanics 1, no. 1: 83-101. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomechanics1010007

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