My research area is vibromyography. Recently, our research result show vibromyography can be very helpful for post-ACL knee Assessment.
During a recent visit to a major Division 1 collegiate athletic training facility we had the opportunity to evaluate a soccer player who was recuperating from recent ACL reconstruction.
We employed vibromyography as an objective assessment of knee muscle balance. This assessment demonstrated a couple of interesting conditions in the athlete that helped to inform the training staff as to how the rehab process was going and the extent to which additional focus was needed on the involved leg in order to approve a return to sport.
And we found: 1. it seemed that even at rest, between squats, the subject was clearly favoring his reconstructed leg, as evidenced by the amplitude of his uninvolved quad to support the standing position; and
2. Evidence of classic quad inhibition, but only in the involved leg.
VMG provides a convenient means for assessing rehabilitation progress following sports injuries such as ACL tears due to its ability to be utilized under conditions which reflect the multi-segment, closed- chain activities associated with functional activities.
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