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Isokinetic intervention in microtraumatic shoulder instability: an update.
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PMID:  22828467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
AIM: Aim of the present study was to carry out a critical analysis of the use of isokinetic dynamometers for evaluation and rehabilitation in microtraumatic shoulder instability.
METHODS: A non-systematic literature review was conducted on Medline using the following key words: "isokinetics", "shoulder instability", "evaluation", "rehabilitation". We also analyzed the related articles, and compiled a database of expert opinion.
RESULTS: Despite a lack of consensus on testing modalities, lateral and medial rotator muscle strength can be safely and reliably assessed on isokinetic devices in subjects presenting with microtraumatic instability of the shoulder, before and after rehabilitation and/or surgery. There is considerable inter-individual variability in the results, leading to consider isokinetic testing as a useful examination before individualized rehabilitation. Its use as a muscle strengthening method in a global rehabilitation program seems interesting in order to correct rotator muscle strength deficiencies and/or asymmetries, which may be infra-clinical, even though strong scientific evidence is still lacking.
CONCLUSION: Isokinetics is a safe tool for evauation and seems to be effective in rehabilitation for microtraumatic instability of the shoulder. It would, however, be necessary to standardize practices thanks to rigorous clinical studies, so as to determine precisely the indications of this technique in the comprehensive management of shoulder instability.
V Gremeaux; J L Croisier; B Forthomme
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva anestesiologica     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1827-1596     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Anestesiol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375272     Medline TA:  Minerva Anestesiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Pôle Rééducation-Réadaptation, CHU Dijon, Dijon, France -
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