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A randomised controlled trial of proprioceptive and balance training after surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16392537     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A randomised controlled trial (29 participants) was used to compare a 6-week proprioceptive and balance exercise program with a 6-week strengthening program in the early phases of rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Measurements of functional activity were taken by a blinded assessor before the intervention and at the end of the 6 weeks. Results demonstrated that there were no significant differences between groups on hop testing at 6 weeks. For several items in the Cincinnati knee rating system and the patient specific functional scale however, the strengthening group improved more than the proprioceptive and balance group (p < .05). The hypothesis that proprioceptive and balance training would improve functional activity more than strengthening exercises was not supported. There was either no difference between the two forms of exercise or strength training may be more beneficial than proprioceptive and balance training in the early phase of rehabilitation after ACL reconstructive surgery.
R L Cooper; N F Taylor; J A Feller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in sports medicine (Print)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1543-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Sports Med     Publication Date:    2005 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-05     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167637     Medline TA:  Res Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  217-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Musculoskeletal Research Centre, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries,  physiopathology,  surgery*
Exercise / physiology*
Knee Injuries / physiopathology,  rehabilitation*
Physical Therapy Modalities*
Proprioception / physiology*
Prospective Studies
Range of Motion, Articular / physiology
Recovery of Function / physiology
Single-Blind Method
Treatment Outcome
Weight-Bearing / physiology

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