HUI WANG, ZHIQIANG GE, JIWEI WU, JIE YANG*
Department of Orthopedics, Fengfeng General Hospital of Jizhong Energy Group, Handan, 056002, China
Objective: Injury caused by tornado kick turn 720° to horse step landing in Wushu jump is studied with detailed analysis of the biomechanical principles of the injuries.
Methods: The author selected 3450 cases of athlete injured in Wushu routine movements between January 2014 and January 2016. Documentary analysis, logical analysis and expert interviews were used to analyze the biomechanical principles of the knee joint injury in athletes. Then based on the results, future rehabilitation measures are proposed.
Results: Wushu athletes’ landing in tornado kick turn 720° to horse step can cause serious damage to the knee, as huge impact will be created by the moment during landing. At the same time, the weight of Wushu athletes as well as height of the arch will exert huge impact on athletes’ knee joint.
Conclusion: During tornado kick turn 720° to horse step landing, Wushu athletes should pay more attention to the serious force generated by the movement and try to slow down landing time in order to reduce the impact. This will effectively protect the athletes’ knee joint and keep the athletes healthy, which is important in the Wushu athletes’ career
Tornado, Horse Step, Landing, Knee Joint Injury, Sports, Biomechanics