Neuromuscular Consequences of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Christopher D. Ingersoll, Terry L. Grindstaff, Brian G. Pietrosimone, Joseph M. Hart

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Abstract

The neuromuscular consequences of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are important considerations because these deficits play a crucial role in a patient's recovery following ACL injury or reconstruction. The purpose of this article is to review and synthesize the known neuromuscular consequences of ACL injury and reconstruction. Specifically, changes in somatosensation, muscle activation, muscle strength, atrophy, balance, biomechanics, and patient-oriented outcomes are discussed. Understanding neuromuscular consequences aids in the construction of optimized rehabilitation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-404
Number of pages22
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume27
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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