Effects of early whole-body vibration treatment on knee neuromuscular function and postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial
Pistone, Eugenio M
Di Cagno, Alessandra
Medical Journals Limited
MetadataShow full item record
Objectives: To assess the effects of adding an early whole-body vibration protocol at optimal frequency (WBV-OF) to a traditional rehabilitation programme (TRP), in comparison with a TRP, on maximal strength and balance, after ACL reconstruction. Design: Thirty-four ACL reconstructed patients with hamstring-tendon graft underwent either 4 weeks of WBV-OF training in addition to a TRP, or to a TRP only, starting from the first month after surgery. Patients were assessed for maximal voluntary isometric strength during both knee extension and flexion and for balance on a force platform before, 1 month after treatment and at 3-month follow-up. Results: Strength symmetry of the knee flexor muscles improved in WBV-OF+TRP patients more than in TRP patients 1 month after treatment (66±15 % vs 58±13 %), and also at the 3-month follow up (77±15 % vs 64±15 %), with no differences in balance improvements between the two groups. Conclusions: Adding 4-weeks of WBV-OF to a TRP 1 month after surgery is effective in improving muscle strength of the knee flexor muscles. This early intervention may be incorporated into current rehabilitation to facilitate early strength recovery of ACL reconstructed patients.
Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine;
Pistone EM, Laudani L, Camillieri G, Di Cagno A, Tomassi G, Macaluso A, Giombini A. Effects of early whole-body vibration treatment on knee neuromuscular function and postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A randomized controlled trial. J Rehabil Med. 2016 Nov 11;48(10):880-886. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2150.
This article was published in Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine in November 2016, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/16501977-2150.
University of Rome Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
- Sport Research Groups 
Showing items related by title, author, subject and abstract.
P-24 Early whole-body-vibration treatment on knee neuromuscular function and postural control after acl reconstruction Pistone, E.M.; Laudani, Luca; di Cagno, A.; Giombini, A.; Pigozzi, F. (BMJ, 2016-11-16)Randomised controlled trials dealing with the impact of WBV therapy on neuromuscular control after ACL reconstruction are scarce. To assess the effects of adding an early whole-body-vibration protocol at optimal frequency ...
George, Mischale (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2015)OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine the correlation between hip abduction strength, hip external rotation strength and the occurrence of knee valgus in female netball players. It also aimed to test if an ...
Exercise-induced improvements in liver fat and endothelial function are not sustained 12 months following cessation of exercise supervision in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) Pugh, Christopher J. A.; Sprung, Victoria; Jones, Helen; Richardson, Paul; Shojaee-Morade, Faribra; Umpleby, A. Margot; Green, Daniel J.; Cable, N. Timothy; Trennel, Michael I.; Kemp, Graham J.; Cuthbertson, Daniel J. (Nature Publishing Group, 2016-07-21)AIMS: Supervised exercise reduces liver fat and improves endothelial function, a surrogate of cardiovascular disease risk, in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We hypothesised that after a 16-week supervised ...