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Proprioception after rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament. An objective indication of the need for surgery?

Abstract:

Failure of conservative treatment is the usual indication for the reconstruction of a knee with deficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and this depends on subjective judgement. The ability of muscles to protect the subluxing joint by reflex contraction could provide an objective measurement. We have studied 30 patients with unilateral ACL deficiency by measuring the latency of reflex hamstring contraction. We found that the mean latency in the injured leg was nearly twice that in ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Kyberd, PJ More by this author
Fergusson, CM More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume
Volume:
75
Issue:
2
Pages:
311-315
Publication date:
1993-03-05
ISSN:
0301-620X
URN:
uuid:331b3621-3e2f-4667-9521-b707d18ad0e1
Source identifiers:
107580
Local pid:
pubs:107580

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