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Quadriceps- och hamstringsstyrka hos en grupp lagidrottande kvinnor 18-60 månader efter främre korsbandsoperation. En pilotstudie.
Uppsala University, Medicinska vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience. Rehabiliteringsmedicin.
2005 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Fysioterapi, ISSN 1402-3024, Vol. 9, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the present pilot study was to investigate if there were any side differences in maximum isokinetic strength of quadriceps or hamstrings in a group of females who had resumed their pre-operative team sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Fourteen out of 142 eligible females fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Quadriceps and hamstring isokinetic strength was assessed at 60 º/sec and 120º/sec at two occasions. Three maximum trials were allowed at each speed and occasion and the highest torque obtained at each occasion was used for further calculations. With all females included in the statistical tests there were no significant side differences in muscle strength. However, three females showed a side difference of more than 20 % in two of the four strength tests. As it seems unlikely that this difference was caused by chance it points to the possibility of unsatisfactory strength rehabilitation in these three females having resumed sport activities with high demands on their operated knees. However, the results of the present study can by no means be generalized and have to be confirmed by a larger study.

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2005. Vol. 9, 1-8 p.
Keyword [en]
ACL surgery, athletic injury, muscle strength, isokinetic testing, dynamometry, rehabilitation
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Physiology Physiotherapy
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-69621OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-69621DiVA: diva2:97532
Available from: 2005-04-06 Created: 2005-04-06 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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