Voluntary activation of quadriceps femoris in patients with unilateral anterior cruciate ligament rupture within 6 months of injury: a cross-sectional observational study

Amanda Trees, John Dixon, Tracey E. Howe

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Abstract

Deficits in quadriceps femoris strength and voluntary activation have been well documented in chronic anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, but less is known about the acute or early phase after injury. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the levels of quadriceps voluntary activation (VA) and strength in both limbs of participants with unilateral ACL ruptures (complete tears) within 6 months of injury.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalManual Therapy
Volume22
Early online date11 Dec 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016

Keywords

  • anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • quadriceps strength
  • voluntary muscle activation

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