Jurga Indriūnienė, Judita Marcinkevičienė, Ieva Eglė Jamontaitė, Alvydas Juocevičius, Juozas Raistenskis


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of different physical therapy programs on patients’ musculoskeletal function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive operation. In a study participated 30 patients (aged 33,4 ± 8,07 years), 5 – 6 weeks after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction operation. The effectiveness of different physical therapy programs was evaluated with clinical measures on baseline and post – training period. Patients were divided into to groups: I group attended cycle ergometer training, II group attended isokinetic training. Data were analysed using Student’s t test. Statistical significance was defined as p<0,05. Research showed that musculoskeletal function increased in both groups: increased knee flexor and extensor muscles strength, decreased pain and swelling in operated knee. Isokinetic training was more effective in increasing leg muscle volume and 10 m walking test parameters.

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Keyword(s): anterior cruciate ligament; rehabilitation programme; cycle ergometer training; isokinetic training
DOI: 10.5200/286
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