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How to Rapidly Abolish Knee Extension Deficit After Injury or Surgery: A Practice-Changing Video Pearl From the Scientific Anterior Cruciate Ligament Network International (SANTI) Study Group.


ABSTRACT: Knee extension deficit is frequently observed after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction or rupture and other acute knee injuries. Loss of terminal extension often occurs because of hamstring contracture and quadriceps inactivation rather than mechanical intra-articular pathology. Failure to regain full extension in the first few weeks after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is a recognized risk factor for adverse long-term outcomes, and therefore, it is important to try to address it. In this Technical Note, a simple, rapid, and effective technique to help regain full knee extension and abolish quadriceps activation failure is described.

SUBMITTER: Delaloye JR 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC6019855 | BioStudies | 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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