Anterior tibial translation during eccentric, isokinetic quadriceps work in healthy subjects
1999 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, ISSN 0905-7188, E-ISSN 1600-0838, Vol. 9, no 4, 189-194 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effect of increasing isokinetic, eccentric quadriceps torques on sagittal translation of the tibia was examined in six healthy volunteers and compared to the translation at 20° of knee flexion during a drawer test with 90 N force. The tibial translation increased in a linear fashion with a mean of 0.5 mm per 20% torque increase. In 20° of knee flexion, 10% of eccentric quadriceps peak torque consumed 80% of the anterior tibial translation induced by the 90 N Lachman test while eccentric quadriceps peak torque utilized 100% of the translation at the same test. The in vivo relation between muscle force and tibial translation is of importance in the treatment of patients with injury to the cruciate ligaments. The results indicate that an already low eccentric quadriceps torque causes a tibial translation that reaches the limit of the passive knee joint displacement where strain is assumed to develop in the anterior cruciate ligament. Already low eccentric quadriceps torque levels may therefore be harmful during rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 9, no 4, 189-194 p.
knee joint, anterior cruciate ligament, biomechanics, muscle contraction
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27781DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.1999.tb00232.xPubMedID: 10407925Local ID: 12528OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27781DiVA: diva2:248333