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ACE Report #2671
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Open kinetic chain strength exercises provided superior results for ACL deficient patients


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

A comprehensive rehabilitation program with quadriceps strengthening in closed versus open kinetic chain exercise in patients with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency: A randomized clinical trial evaluating dynamic tibial translation and muscle function

Am J Sports Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):298-307

Contributing Authors: S Tagesson B Oberg L Good J Kvist

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Synopsis

42 patients suffering from ACL deficiencies were enrolled in this randomized trial to examine the effects of additional strength exercises to a standard rehabilitation program on leg strength and stability. Patients were randomized to receive either additional open kinetic or closed kinetic chain (OKC, CKC) exercises in combination with a standard therapy. As hypothesized, following the 4 month re...

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