Turnout is Related to High Internal Loads in Ballet

Debora Cantergi, Edgar Wagner, Barbara May, James Shippen, Jefferson Loss

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Turnout, the capacity to laterally rotate the lower limb, is the most fundamental element of ballet [1-4] and must be reached by rotating the hip joint [5]. Though dancers aim for a 180º between feet, only a few are capable of reaching this amplitude [6-8]. Most use compensations that enhance other lower limb joints
rotation, which is said to increase internal loads, and the rate of turnout related injuries in dancers [9-11]. However, literature searches failed to identify studies evaluating internal loads in ballet movements?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017
EventXVII Congresso Brasiliero de Biomechánica - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 8 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 17


ConferenceXVII Congresso Brasiliero de Biomechánica
CityPorto Alegre
Internet address


  • Biomechanics


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