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Is leg lifting in full extension safe following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?

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There is controversy over whether leg lifting in full extension following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) will threaten the graft. We reviewed published biomechanical studies of normal knees which suggest that while full passive extension of the knee joint will not strain the graft, an active leg lift will subject the ACL graft to strain. There is, however, evidence that ACL strain is greater at 20-30° flexion than near full extension. We therefore recommend that if ACLR pati...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Engineering Science
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Physiotherapy More from this journal
Volume:
80
Issue:
7
Pages:
437-438
Publication date:
1994-01-01
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ISSN:
0031-9406
Language:
English
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uuid:1e278b1d-ea86-4bc6-b419-678244c7824f
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108152
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2013-11-17

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