Open kinetic chain strength exercises provided superior results for ACL deficient patients
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 functionAm J Sports Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):298-307
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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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