Long and mid-term assessment of the evolution of muscular strength and power, after meniscectomy

G. Felicetti, M. Maini, F. Zelaschi

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Abstract

The flexion-extension myo-articular functions of the knee were tested in isokinesis on two groups of 15 patients, given meniscectomies, during two different observation times. During the first period of standard re-educational treatment, the first group of patients was treated by isometrics-isotonics and the second by iso-kinesis. During the second period the patients, in both groups, were allowed to walk freely according to the needs of their every-day life. The outcome of our research was the following: (1) Isometric-isotonic training produces greater strength recovery of the knee-extensors. (2) Iso-kinetic training led to a greater strength recovery in the flexors of the knee. (3) For a proper development of the power parameter, high speed isokinetic training seems to be fundamental. (4) The training effect seems to persist even after the interruption of the specific exercises, extending into the free walking period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-386
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Volume28
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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