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Effects of Post-Operation Accelerated Rehabilitation Exercises on Isometric strength, Proprioception Sense, Balance and Functional Score in Combined Injuries Patients of Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Soung-Yob Rhi, Jang-kyu Lee

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Aim: Although many studies have focused on rehabilitation exercise for injury of ACL and MCL, no comprehensive studies have investigated the use of the post-operation accelerated rehabilitation exercise in combined ligament tear patients. Thus, the purpose of this study was to assess the effects of post-operation accelerated rehabilitation exercise on isometric strength, functional score of knee, proprioception sense and body balance. Materials and Methods: Subjects 16 male, They were divided into the accelerated rehabilitation exercise group(EG, n=10) and a control group(CG, n=10). All participants was treated a common reconstruction operation. Ten participants were exercised with post-operation accelerated rehabilitation exercise six times per week for 16weeks. The remaining 10 participants did not receive a exercise intervention between tests and served as the control. Isometric strength(70° extension, 20° flexion) , functional score(Lysholm score), proprioception sense(error between the actual angle 15° at the knee) and balance(one-leg standing test) were measured in 20 participation subjects. The data were analysed using repeated-measures analysis of variance. Result: Significant differences were observed between the two groups in EG and CG isometric strength(extension: p<0.001, flexion: p<0.008), functional score(p<0.019), proprioception sense(p<0.025), balance test(p<0.000). Conclusion: Thus, we suggest that pre-operation accelerated rehabilitation exercise for combined ligament tear patients increase lower extremity muscle strength, functional performance, proprioceptive sense and body balance.

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accelerated rehabilitation exercise, isometric strength, proprioception sense, functional score, ACL&MCL op

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