Return to NBA after ACL Reconstruction

Return-to-Sport and Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in National Basketball Association Players. Harris JD, Erickson BJ, Bach BR Jr, Abrams GD, Cvetanovich GL, Forsythe B, McCormick FM, Gupta AK, Cole BJ. Sports Health. 2013 Nov;5(6):562-8. Abstract BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a significant injury in National Basketball Association (NBA) players. HYPOTHESES: NBA … Read more

ACL Repair: Abnormal Gait, Future Arthritis Due to Low Strength

The effect of insufficient quadriceps strength on gait after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2002 Jan;17(1):56-63. Lewek M1, Rudolph K, Axe M, Snyder-Mackler L. From the study: BACKGROUND: Individuals following anterior cruciate ligament rupture often demonstrate reduced knee angles and moments during the early stance phase of gait. Alterations in gait can … Read more

After ACL Repair: Lunges Appear Particularly Safe

Rehabilitation after ACL Injury: A Fluoroscopic Study on the Effects of Type of Exercise on the Knee Sagittal Plane Arthrokinematics. Biomed Res Int. 2013;2013 Norouzi S1, Esfandiarpour F, Shakourirad A, Salehi R, Akbar M, Farahmand F. From the study: Abstract A safe rehabilitation exercise for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries needs to be compatible with … Read more

Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction: Leg Extensions, Knee Laxity, and Training Load (Not What You Would Expect)

Is knee laxity change after ACL injury and surgery related to open kinetic chain knee extensor training load? Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 May;88(5):369-75. Morrissey MC, Perry MC, King JB. From the study: OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether knee anterior laxity changes after anterior cruciate ligament injury and surgery … Read more

Wall Squats Not so Good after ACL Reconstruction

Tibial displacement and rotation during seated knee extension and wall squatting: a comparative study of tibiofemoral kinematics between chronic unilateral anterior cruciate ligament deficient and healthy knees. Knee. 2013 Oct;20(5):346-53. Keays SL1, Sayers M, Mellifont DB, Richardson C. From the study: “Following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, the knee becomes unstable with alterations in joint … Read more

ACL Reconstruction, Leg Extensions Safe but Timing is Everything

Early versus late start of open kinetic chain quadriceps exercises after ACL reconstruction with patellar tendon or hamstring grafts: a prospective randomized outcome study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007 Apr;15(4):402-14. Epub 2007 Jan 12. Heijne A, Werner S. From the study: Abstract The purpose of the present investigation was to evaluate physical outcome after … Read more

After ACL Repair, Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises Not Enough to Restore Quadriceps Strength

Closed kinetic chain alone compared to combined open and closed kinetic chain exercises for quadriceps strengthening after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with respect to return to sports: a prospective matched follow-up study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2000;8(6):337-42.  Mikkelsen C1, Werner S, Eriksson E. From the study: Abstract Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction … Read more