Anterior tibial translation related to isokinetic concentric quadriceps torques
1996 (English)In: Isokinetics and exercise science, ISSN 0959-3020, Vol. 6, no 2, 145-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Sagittal translation of the tibia was examined in a static test with 90 N force at 20°of knee flexion and dynamically during knee extension in a Biodex machine using increasing quadriceps torque in six healthy volunteers. The translation increased in a non-linear fashion with increasing torque. Similar relative increases in quadriceps torque caused similar relative increases in translation in the different individuals. The dynamic translation at the individual maximum quadriceps torque was equal to the static 90-N translation. There was a negative correlation between the maximum quadriceps torque and the static 90-N translation. The results indicate that the quadriceps torque is related to the amount of translation in the knee joint possibly by some feed back mechanism from the ligaments preventing abnormal translation. The findings also imply that a limitation of quadriceps torque around 80% of maximum would limit the strain in an injured ligament to a level not higher than what is caused by normal laxity measurements.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1996. Vol. 6, no 2, 145-151 p.
Concentric quadriceps contraction, Isokinetic testing, Knee kinematics, Sagittal plane translation
Medical and Health Sciences
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