ACE Report #4983
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

No difference between late and early open kinetic chain exercises in ACL recovery

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

Open kinetic chain exercises in a restricted range of motion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Am J Sports Med. 2013 Apr;41(4):788-94. doi: 10.1177/0363546513476482. Epub 2013 Feb 19

Contributing Authors: TY Fukuda D Fingerhut VC Moreira PM Camarini NF Scodeller Duarte A M Martinelli FF Bryk

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Forty-nine patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction were randomized to early open kinetic chain exercises (EOKC) at 4 weeks or to late OKC (LOKC) exercises at 12 weeks, to compare differences in these rehabilitation methods. After 17 months of comparing both quadriceps strengthening protocols, EOKC with restricted ROM did not differ from a LOKC, in terms of anterior k...

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