Scientific background


Andrew L. Miner, BS,* Elizabeth A. Lingard, BPhty, MPhil, MPH,† Elizabeth A. Wright, PhD,* Clement B. Sledge, MD,† Jeffrey N. Katz, MD,* and the Kinemax Outcomes Group‡
Knee Range of Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty: How Important Is This as an Outcome Measure?
The Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 18 No. 3 2003.

Braden C. Fleming, Heidi Oksendahl, and Bruce D. Beynnon.
Open- or Closed-Kinetic Chain Exercises After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 134–140, 2005.

Bruce D. Beynnon, PhD; Robert J. Johnson, MD and Braden C. Fleming, PhD
The Science of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation

Häkkinen K, Komi P.V, Kauhanen H.
Scientific Evaluation of Specific Loading of the Knee Extensors with Variable Resistance, ‘Isokinetic’ and Barbell Exercises. Medicine Sport Sci.vol. 26, pp. 224-237 (Karger, Basel 1987).

Hong Chul Lim, Ji Hoon Bae, Joon Ho Wang, Chang Woo Seok, Min Keun Kim
Non-operative treatment of degenerative posterior root tear of the medial meniscus. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc DOI 10.1007/s00167-009-0891-0.

I Eitzen, I Holm and M A Risberg.
Preoperative quadriceps strength is a significant predictor of knee function two years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Br. J. Sports Med. 2009;43;371-376; originally published online 17 Feb 2009.

Jonas Isberg, Eva Faxén, Sveinbjörn Brandsson, Bengt I. Eriksson, ohan Kärrholm, Jon Karlsson.
Early active extension after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction does not result in increased laxity of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2006) 14:1108–1115.

Kessler A, Behrend H, Henz S, Stutz G, Rukavina A, Kuster, M.S.
Function, osteoarthritis and activity after ACL-rupture: 11 years follow-up results of conservative versus reconstructive treatment. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2008) 16:442–448.

Lan Chen, Paul D. Kim, Christopher S. Ahmad, William N. Levine
Medial collateral ligament injuries of the knee: current treatment concepts. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med (2008) 1:108–113.

Linko E, Harilainen A, Malmivaara A, Seitsalo S
Surgical versus conservative interventions for anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in adults (Review). The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 2.

Rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty: a systematic review of controlled trial on physical exercise programs. EUR J PHYS REHABIL MED 2009;45.

Matthew J. Grassmayr, David A. Parker, Myles R.J. Coolicanb, Benedicte Vanwanseelea
Posterior cruciate ligament deficiency: Biomechanical and biological consequences and the outcomes of conservative treatment. A systematic review. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2008) 11, 433—443.

May Arna Risberg, Havard Moksnes, Annika Storevold, Inger Holm and Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament injury influence joint loading during walking but not hopping. Br. J. Sports Med. published online 8 Mar 2009.

Nicholas P Bent, Chris C Wright, Alison B Rushton and Mark E Batt
Selecting Outcome Measures in Sports Medicine: A Guide for Practitioners Using the Example of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation. Br. J. Sports Med. published online 17 Feb 2009.

Peltonen H, Häkkinen K, Avela J.
Neuromuscular responses to different resistance loading protocols using pneumatic and weight stack devices. J Electromyogr Kinesiol (2012).

Peter J McNair, Marian A Simmonds, Mark G Boocock, Peter J Larmer
Exercise therapy for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip joint: a systematic review.
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009, 11:R98.

Preoperative Quadriceps Strength Predicts Functional Ability One Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Journal of Rheumatology 2005; 32:8.

Sylvia Herrlin, Maria Hållander, Peter Wange, Lars Weidenhielm, Suzanne Werner
Arthroscopic or conservative treatment of degenerative medial meniscal tears: a prospective randomised trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2007) 15:393–40.

Thomas, Anthony, Eichenberger, Gary, Kempton, Curtis, Pape, Darin, York, Sarah, Decker, Ann Marie, Kohia, Mohamed
Recommendations for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis, Using Various Therapy Techniques, Based on Categorizations of a Literature Review. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2009.

Todd Rimington, MD; Krishna Mallik, MD; Douglas Evans, MD; Kenneth Mroczek, MD; Bruce Reider, MD
Prospective Study of the Nonoperative Treatment of Degenerative Meniscus Tears.
ORTHOPEDICS 2009; 32:558.

Trees AH, Howe TE, Dixon J, White L.
Exercise for treating isolated anterior cruciate ligament injuries in adults (Review).
The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue.

Young Bok Jung, Suk Kee Tae, Yong Seuk Lee, Ho Joong Jung, Chang Hyun Nam, Se Jin Park
Active non-operative treatment of acute isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury with cylinder cast immobilization. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2008) 16:729–733.

ZHOU Mou-wang, GU Li, CHEN Ya-ping, YU Chang-long, AO Ying-fang, HUANG Hong-shi and YANG Yan-yan.
Factors affecting proprioceptive recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Chin Med J 2008;121(22):2224-2228.