Leg extension test, semg and vibratory stimuli to assess functional recovery following knee joint surgery

Foti, Calogero and Laurini, Alessandro and Tiberti, Simone and Carli, Giancarlo and Tsarpela, Olga and Adamidis, Kostas and Bonifazi, Marco and Giombini, Arrigo and Tihanyi, Joszef and von Duvillard, Serge and De Vita, Marilena and Bosco, Carmelo (2012) Leg extension test, semg and vibratory stimuli to assess functional recovery following knee joint surgery. M.L.T.J. Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal, 2 (2). pp. 127-132. ISSN 2240-4554

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Objective: the purpose of this study was to introduce new procedure to determine the magnitude of functional recovery after knee surgery. Design: we compared the performance in the leg extension test and the response in the sEMG activity to vibration in the operated to the non-operated leg. Thirty-eight patients with knee operation and 14 healthy subjects participated in these experiments. Results: during leg extension test, the mechanical power of the operated leg showed a lower value (P<0.001) than the contralateral one, while no differences were noted in the sEMG activity. The sEMG activity during vibration treatment was higher in the operated compared to non-operated leg (P<0.001). It has been suggested that the reduced motility trigger functional adaptations that are exhibited via the vibration test. Conclusions: results of our study suggest that combination of vibration and sEMG recordings may detect the impairment as well as monitoring progress of the rehabilitation programs

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whole body vibration, leg extension test, knee surgery recovery
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Danilo Dezzi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 15:58
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2014 12:14
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/8106

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