New discovery helps explain the persistent weakness after ACL reconstruction surgery
Lindsey Lepley, assistant professor of Athletic Training, and Adam Lepley, clinical assistant professor of Applied Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Movement Science, are co-authors on a new study focusing on quadriceps muscle weakness following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery.
Their findings suggest that the quadricep muscle fibers also contract differently in addition to muscle shrinkage. Taken together, these deficits result in a muscle that is weaker and behaves like that of someone much older.
These findings could help clinicians design more effective rehabilitation programs.
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