volume 29, issue 5, P583-588 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(95)00115-8
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Paul De Vita, Michael Torry, Kathryn L. Glover, David L. Speroni

Abstract: Individuals with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury use greater extensor torques at the hip and ankle and lower extensor torques and joint power at the knee during gait compared to healthy subjects. These adaptations may be mediated by (1) altered neuromuscular strategies due to the injury, (2) training effects produced by rehabilitation protocols, and (3) training effects due to the functional knee brace (FKB) used during rehabilitation. The purpose of the study was to test the hypothesis that a FKB can …

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