Biomechanics of knee rehabilitation with cycling

  title={Biomechanics of knee rehabilitation with cycling},
  author={W. Mcleod and T. A. Blackburn},
  journal={The American Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={175 - 180}
  • W. Mcleod, T. A. Blackburn
  • Published 1980
  • Medicine
  • The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • The bicycle provides quadriceps rehabilitation while controlling the stresses to the knee ligaments. With pedaling on the bicycle, forces are applied to the anterior cruciate ligament, the cap sular ligaments, and the posterior structures of the knee joint as the tibial plateau is posteriorly tilted. The knee muscles can modify their forces. Therefore, by controlling the mode of cycling with varying seat heights and pedal positions, the ligaments can be relieved from these forces during the… CONTINUE READING
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