PROPRIOCEPTION AND KINESTHESIS IN SUBJECTS WITH AN ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT UNILATERAL LESION

  • M. Guaratini
  • A. Martins
  • I. Toledo
  • A. de Oliverira
  • G. Shiguemoto
  • C. dos Santos Castro
Keywords: proprioception, kinesthesis, knee, anterior cruciate ligament

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate proprioception and kinesthesis in subjects with an ACL unilateral lesion with standard Biodex isokinetic dynamometer procedures. Ten ACL deficient subjects, who had been conservatively treated, were evaluated, everyone submitted to conservative treatment. The test consisted of three stages for each limb: active and passive positioning and kinesthesis with three repetitions of each stage starting with the uninjured limb. The results showed no significant difference among the values of active positioning, passive positioning and kinesthesis between the injured and uninjured limbs (pl 0.05). Thus, new works that approach this subject are necessary for a better understanding of the alterations occurred in subject with ACL lesion.
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Coaching and Sports Activities