Effect of increased pushoff during gait on hip joint forces

Can increased push-off during gait reduce hip joint forces?

It has been suggested that high anteriorly directed forces from the femur on the acetabulum may predispose to anterior acetabular labral tears and anterior hip pain. While producing greater push-off reduces sagittal plane hip moments, it is unclear whether this gait modification also decreases hip joint forces. The aim of the following study was to investigate the result of increasing push-off on forces at the hip joint.


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