Angle-specific knee muscle torques of ACL-reconstructed subjects and determinants of functional tests after reconstruction


Cinar-Medeni O., HARPUT G. , Baltaci G.

JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES, cilt.37, ss.671-676, 2019 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02640414.2018.1522701
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.671-676

Özet

The purposes of this study were to analyse (a) if "angle-specific" (AS) flexor and extensor torques were different between ACL-reconstructed and uninvolved limbs, (b) the difference in peak torque occurrence angles for concentric and eccentric knee flexor and extensor torques between involved and uninvolved limbs and (c) if AS concentric and eccentric knee flexor and extensor torques are determinants of performance in the "single-leg hop test" (SLHT) and "vertical jump and reach test" (VJRT) in ACL-reconstructed legs. Twenty-seven male ACL-reconstructed volunteers were included in the study. Isokinetic knee muscle strength, SLHT and VJRT were performed 6 months after ACL reconstruction. No difference was found in extremity and knee joint angle interaction for concentric and eccentric flexor and extensor torques (p > 0.05). Peak torque occurrence angles were not different between involved and uninvolved limbs (p > 0.05). In involved extremities, concentric knee extensor strength at 90 degrees was a determinant of SLHT performance (R-2 = 0.403, p < 0.05), and concentric knee extensor strength at 60 degrees was a determinant of VJRT (R-2 = 0.224, p < 0.05). Assessment of AS concentric knee extensor strength at 60 degrees and 90 degrees might be important, because these were determinants of functional test performance.