Evaluation of recovery of muscle strength in patients with impaired quadriceps function under treatment with carnitine

E. Dalla Toffola, M. Bejor, D. Bar, L. Petrucci

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Abstract

Twenty (20) subjects with bilateral gonarthrosis in its painful phase have been studied by the Authors who subdivided them into two groups: - group A: patients undergoing the rehabilitating treatment with no pharmacological therapies; - group B: patients treated with 2 g/day L.-carnitine for 30 days before starting the kinesitherapy. The group treated with L-carnitina showed a slightly increased strenght, even in the period of only medical therapy. All patients at the end of the kinesitherapy obtained a strengthening in the quadriceps muscle; on the contrary, patients previously treated with L-carnitine reached a significantly increased maximum isometric strength with respect to the untreated group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalRiabilitazione
Volume21
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation

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