Proprioception following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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Title translated into German:Propriozeption im Anschluss an die Rekonstruktion des vorderen Kreuzbandes
Author:Lephart, Scott M.; Kocher, Mininder S.; Fu, Freddie H.; Borsa, Paul A.; Harner, Christopher D.
Published in:Journal of sport rehabilitation
Published:1 (1992), 3 , S. 188-196, Lit.
Format: Publications (Database SPOLIT)
Publication Type: Journal article
Media type: Print resource
ISSN:1056-6716, 1543-3072
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Identification number:PU199308063033


Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is thought to disrupt joint afferent sensation and result in proprioceptive deficits. This investigation examined proprioception following ACL reconstruction. Using a proprioceptive testing device designed for this study, kinesthetic awareness was assessed by measuring the threshold to detect passive motion in 12 active patients, who were 11 to 26 months post-ACL reconstruction, using arthroscopic patellar tendon autograft (n = 6) or allograft (n = 6) techniques. Results revealed significantly decreased kinesthetic awareness in the ACL reconstructed knee versus the uninvolved knee at the near-terminal range of motion and enhanced kinesthetic awareness in the ACL reconstructed knee with the use of a neoprene orthotic. Kinesthesia was enhanced in the near-terminal range of motion for both the ACL reconstructed knee and the contralateral uninvolved knee. No significant between-group differences were observed with autograft and allograft techniques. Verf.-Referat