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Sedaghati P, Mohammadi S, Fadaei Dehcheshmeh M. Study of Dynamic Knee Valgus in Male Soccer Players: A Review Article. J Sport Biomech. 2021; 7 (4) :238-249
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1- Department of Sport Injuries and Corrective Exercise, Faculty of physical Education and Sport Science, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.
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Objective Excessive dynamic knee valgus, as a defective movement pattern, predisposes patients to lower limb injuries. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to study dynamic knee valgus in male soccer players.
Methods In this review article, an attempt was made to collect studies conducted on the subject of research from 2000 to June 2021. The websites Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, SID, ISC and Magiran were used and keywords related to the topic were used to search for articles.  
Results According to the search method, 50 articles were found, which were finalized according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria of 12 articles. Finally, 7 articles were reported in the present study. Dynamic knee valgus condition is more common in women than men, and varus are more common with increasing age of male soccer players. Different situations during the game such as tackling, jumping, imbalance after strike to the ball and landing after jumping are also among the situations that are associated with increased dynamic knee valgus and players are exposed to knee injury. The first minutes of the halves due to the lower angle of flexion of the knee and also late in the game due to fatigue can increase the dynamic valgus and increase the risk of knee injury. 
Conclusion All studies have pointed to the role of dynamic valgus in the incidence of knee joint injuries, especially the anterior cruciate ligament, so it is necessary to identify the mechanism of injury and correct the direction of dynamic valgus among soccer players.
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Received: 2021/08/5 | Accepted: 2021/12/22 | Published: 2022/03/1

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