Controllo del rinforzo muscolare con il test di endurance isocinetico in pazienti sottoposti a ricostruzione di legamento crociato anteriore di ginocchio.

Translated title of the contribution: Control of muscle reinforcement with the isokinetic endurance test in patients undergoing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee

G. Felicetti, E. Brignoli, R. Rovescala, M. Maini, D. A. Scarabelli

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Abstract

In the present study authors analyzed a group of fifty patients (mean age 24.3 years) affected by a chronic lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee, who underwent a ACL reconstruction by free patellar tendon in arthroscopy. Each of these patients carried out a standardized rehabilitative training and underwent an isokinetic evaluation immediately before and at 3, 4 and 6 months after ACL reconstruction. The considered parameters were the increasing of both strength and work in the standardized times at the angular speed of 60 and 180 degrees/sec. Our results, compared to the pre surgery, showed a high decrease of both strength and work at the third month after surgery, especially regarding the extensor muscles (-44% and -38% respectively); we observed an increase between the third and the fourth month, even if the parameters of the extensors still remain much lower than the controlateral healthy side.

Translated title of the contributionControl of muscle reinforcement with the isokinetic endurance test in patients undergoing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro
Volume18
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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