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Quadriceps strength

Marie E Boo, J Craig Garrison, Joseph P Hannon, Kalyssa M Creed, Shiho Goto, Angellyn N Grondin, James M Bothwell
Background: Female patients are more likely to suffer a second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and return to sport (RTS) compared with healthy female controls. Few studies have examined the energy absorption contribution (EAC) that could lead to this subsequent injury. Hypothesis: The ACLR group would demonstrate an altered EAC between joints (hip, knee, and ankle) but no difference in quadriceps, hip abduction, or hip external rotation (ER) strength at the time of RTS...
March 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Amr Almaz Abdel-Aziem, Elsadat Saad Soliman, Dalia Mohammed Mosaad, Amira Hussin Draz
[Purpose] To examine the effect of physiotherapy rehabilitation program on moderate knee osteoarthritis in patients with different pain intensities. [Subjects and Methods] Sixty subjects (37 men and 23 women) with moderate knee osteoarthritis participated in the current study. Randomization software was used to select the participating subjects' numbers from the clinic records. They were classified into three groups according to pain intensity: mild, moderate, and severe pain groups. All groups underwent a standard set of pulsed electromagnetic field, ultrasound, stretching exercises, and strengthening exercises...
February 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Christopher McCrum, Pamela Leow, Gaspar Epro, Matthias König, Kenneth Meijer, Kiros Karamanidis
Tendons transfer forces produced by muscle to the skeletal system and can therefore have a large influence on movement effectiveness and safety. Tendons are mechanosensitive, meaning that they adapt their material, morphological and hence their mechanical properties in response to mechanical loading. Therefore, unloading due to immobilization or inactivity could lead to changes in tendon mechanical properties. Additionally, ageing may influence tendon biomechanical properties directly, as a result of biological changes in the tendon, and indirectly, due to reduced muscle strength and physical activity...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Brad Jon Schoenfeld, Andrew Vigotsky, Bret Contreras, Sheona Golden, Andrew Alto, Rachel Larson, Nick Winkelman, Antonio Paoli
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of using an internal versus external focus of attention during resistance training on muscular adaptations. Thirty untrained college-aged men were randomly assigned to an internal focus group (INTERNAL) that focused on contracting the target muscle during training (n = 15) or an external focus group (EXTERNAL) that focused on the outcome of the lift (n = 15). Training for both routines consisted of 3 weekly sessions performed on non-consecutive days for 8 weeks...
March 13, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
Arnhild Bakken, Stephen Targett, Tone Bere, Cristiano Eirale, Abdulaziz Farooq, Andrea B Mosler, Johannes L Tol, Rod Whiteley, Karim M Khan, Roald Bahr
BACKGROUND: Lower extremity muscle strength tests are commonly used to screen for injury risk in professional soccer. However, there is limited evidence on the ability of such tests in predicting future injuries. PURPOSE: To examine the association between hip and thigh muscle strength and the risk of lower extremity injuries in professional male soccer players. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Professional male soccer players from 14 teams in Qatar underwent a comprehensive strength assessment at the beginning of the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 seasons...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Liam Bagley, Nasser Al-Shanti, Steven Bradburn, Osamah Baig, Mark Slevin, Jamie S McPhee
BACKGROUND: Regular sprint interval training (SIT) improves whole-body aerobic capacity and muscle oxidative potential, but very little is known about knee extensor anabolic or fatigue resistance adaptations, or whether effects are similar for males and females. The purpose of this study was to compare sex-related differences in knee extensor size, torque-velocity relationship and fatigability adaptations to 12 weeks SIT. METHODS: Sixteen males and fifteen females (mean (SEM) age: 41 (±2...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Marco A Minetto, Alberto Botter, Giulia Gamerro, Ilaria Varvello, Giuseppe Massazza, Rosa G Bellomo, Nicola A Maffiuletti, Raoul Saggini
BACKGROUND: The "contralateral effect" phenomenon refers to the strength gain in the opposite, untrained homonymous muscle following unilateral training. Previous studies showed that neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) of the right quadriceps facilitated maximal voluntary strength and efferent neural drive of the left knee extensors, while no previous study investigated the contralateral effect elicited by focal muscle vibration. AIM: To investigate whether quadriceps NMES and focal vibration, when applied unilaterally, have the same potential to enhance the contralateral muscle strength and the associated neural drive...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Chen Yue, Xue Zhang, Yingjie Zhu, Yudong Jia, Huichao Wang, Youwen Liu
BACKGROUND: The comparative effectiveness of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and electroacupuncture (EA) for improving patient rehabilitation following total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is controversial. Therefore we conducted this systematic review to assess the available evidence. METHODS: The PubMed, OVID, and ScienceDirect databases were comprehensively searched and studies were selected and analyzed according to Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) recommendations...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
Felipe Alves Brigatto, Tiago Volpi Braz, Thamires Cristina da Costa Zanini, Moisés Diego Germano, Marcelo Saldanha Aoki, Brad Jon Schoenfeld, Paulo Henrique Marchetti, Charles Ricardo Lopes
The purpose of this study was to investigate the chronic effects of training muscle groups 1 day per week vs. 2 days per week on neuromuscular performance and morphological adaptations in trained men with the number of sets per muscle group equated between conditions. Participants were randomly assigned in 2 experimental groups: 1 session·wk per muscle group (G1, n = 10), where every muscle group was trained once a week with 16 sets or 2 sessions·wk per muscle group (G2, n = 10), where every muscle group was trained twice a week with 8 sets per session...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Jin-Hyuck Lee, Jae-Won Heo, Dae-Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Types of mechanoreceptors may differ between the medial and lateral menisci, suggesting that postural stability may differ between patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. However, to date, postural stability has not been compared in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. This study used stabilometry to compare postural stability in patients with medial and lateral meniscus tears. METHODS: Postural stability and thigh muscle strength were assessed in 24 patients with medial and 18 patients with lateral meniscus tears...
March 7, 2018: Knee
Alicia En Ling Tan, Tiffany L Grisbrook, Novia Minaee, Sîan Williams
BACKGROUND: Isometric assessment of muscular function using a hand held dynamometer (HHD) is frequently used in clinic environments. However, there is controversy in terms of the validity of isometric assessment to monitor changes in dynamic performance. One repetition maximum (1RM) is considered the gold standard for evaluating dynamic strength, though clinician's do not often use 1RM testing, preferring to be cautious with clients who have pre-existing impairments. If strength testing using a HHD could be used to predict 1RM, this may have significant implications for the use of isometric testing to prescribe exercise in clinical environments...
March 5, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Brent T Wise, Greg Erens, Aidin Eslam Pour, Thomas L Bradbury, James R Roberson
PURPOSE: Disruption of the extensor mechanism after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an infrequent but devastating complication. Presently, limited data exists regarding the optimal treatment and long-term outcomes. METHODS: Patients who underwent reconstruction of their knee extensor mechanism using Achilles tendon allograft following TKA between January 2003 and January 2012 were identified. Sixteen patients with 17 reconstructions (10 patellar tendons, 7 quadriceps tendons) were studied...
March 7, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Kerry Peek, Don Gatherer, Kyle J M Bennett, Job Fransen, Mark Watsford
The objective of this study was to investigate knee muscle strength characteristics in players from a high-level youth football Academy. In total, 110 players (aged 8-15 years) underwent muscle strength assessments carried out by a research physiotherapist using a computer-linked hand-held dynamometer. Results indicated that isometric hamstrings and quadriceps strength increased with age, whereas the isometric hamstring to quadriceps (H/Q) ratio decreased with age. A number of youth football players (n = 20; 18%; 95% CI: 11-27%) demonstrated isometric H/Q ratios of less than 0...
March 5, 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
Tamaya Van Criekinge, Steven Truijen, Chelsea Verbruggen, Lotte Van de Venis, Wim Saeys
OBJECTIVE: A systematic review to examine the effect of static or dynamic trunk training compared to standard care or control therapy on muscle activity and muscle thickness of the trunk and lower limb muscles in stroke survivors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This review was registered on PROSPERO (no: CRD42017063771) and was written according to the PRISMA guidelines. The search strategy included studies from the first indexed article until September 2017 and was performed in the electronical databases PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, Ovid Medline and PEDro...
March 5, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
Senem Simsek, Deniz Inal-Ince, Aslihan Cakmak, Nagehan Emiralioglu, Ebru Calik-Kutukcu, Melda Saglam, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Hayriye Ugur Ozcelik, Hazal Sonbahar-Ulu, Cemile Bozdemir-Ozel, Nural Kiper, Hulya Arikan
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) restricts lifestyle and increases morbidity. The aim of the study was to investigate anaerobic and aerobic performance in children with PCD and their healthy counterparts. Thirty-one children with PCD and 29 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects were studied. Pulmonary function, hand grip strength (HGS), quadriceps strength (QMS), physical activity, anaerobic capacity (muscle power sprint test), and aerobic performance (modified shuttle walk test (MSWT)) were determined. Pulmonary function, HGS, QMS, mean anaerobic power (MAP), and MSWT distance in PCD were significantly lower than those of healthy subjects (p < 0...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
João Victor Novaretti, Carlos Eduardo Franciozi, Andrea Forgas, Pedro Henrique Sasaki, Sheila Jean McNeill Ingham, Rene Jorge Abdalla
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of literature-based objective criteria for return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Establishing such objective criteria is crucial to improving return to sport after ACL reconstruction (ACLR). HYPOTHESES: Patients who return to their preinjury level of sport will have higher isokinetic, postural stability, and drop vertical jump test scores 6 months after surgery and greater patient satisfaction compared with those who did not...
February 1, 2018: Sports Health
Renan F H Nunes, Rodolfo A Dellagrana, Fábio Y Nakamura, Cosme F Buzzachera, Flavia A M Almeida, Lucinar J F Flores, Luiz G A Guglielmo, Sérgio G da Silva
Purpose/Background: Strength asymmetries are related to knee injuries in intermittent sports players. The purpose of this study was to examine whether elite futsal players demonstrate strength asymmetries during knee isokinetic testing applying the Croisier et al.21 criteria. Methods: Forty male elite (27.9 ± 6.5 years) Brazilian futsal players participated in the study. The testing protocol required players to perform concentric contractions of both quadriceps and hamstring muscles at angular velocities of 60 °·s-1 and 240 °·s-1 and eccentric contractions of hamstring at 30 °·s-1 and 120 °·s-1 ...
February 2018: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
Helen K Fuzari, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Marco A Rodrigues, Ana I Medeiros, Maíra F Pessoa, Amina M Lima, Mikhail S Cerqueira, Patrícia E Marinho
BACKGROUND: Whole body vibration (WBV) training improves maximum voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) of knee extensors, postural balance, functional capacity, and quality of life (QOL) in several diseases. The objective was to assess the efficacy of WBV training in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) on hemodialysis (HD) in the interdialytic period. METHOD: A randomized, controlled trial study with concealed allocation, intention-to-treat analysis, and triple blinding...
February 26, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Yuan-Yuei Chen, Tung-Wei Kao, Cheng-Wai Chou, Chen-Jung Wu, Hui-Fang Yang, Ching-Huang Lai, Li-Wei Wu, Wei-Liang Chen
Emerging evidences addressed an association between phosphate and muscle function. Because little attention was focused on this issue, the objective of our study was to explore the relationship of phosphate with muscle strength, dynapenia, and sarcopenia. From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a total of 7421 participants aged 20 years or older were included in our study with comprehensive examinations included anthropometric parameters, strength of the quadriceps muscle, and appendicular lean masses...
February 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
M Nersesjan, D Hägi-Pedersen, J H Andersen, O Mathiesen, J B Dahl, L Broeng, K H Thybo
BACKGROUND: The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) block may be used for post-operative pain management in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. The aim of this trial was to investigate the sensory coverage of the posterior and the lateral incision lines and the involvement of the femoral nerve after an LFCN block. METHODS: The study was a randomised, blinded trial in 20 healthy volunteers. All subjects received a bilateral LFCN block randomised to 8 ml ropivacaine on the right side and 8 ml isotonic saline on the left side, or vice versa...
February 21, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
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