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ACE Report #10864
Ace Report Cover Physical Therapy & Rehab

Assessing the effect of additive blood flow restriction to low load resistance on anterior knee pain

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Low load resistance training with blood flow restriction decreases anterior knee pain more than resistance training alone. A pilot randomised controlled trial

Phys Ther Sport. 2018 Nov;34:121-128. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2018.09.007

Contributing Authors: V Korakakis R Whiteley G Giakas

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40 male patients with anterior knee pain were randomized to a single session of low load resistance training with or without concomitant blood flow restriction intervention. Patients were assessed for change in pain during three functional test from pre-intervention to post-intervention. The functional tests including a shallow single leg squat test, a deep single leg squat test, and a step down t...

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