Do peak torque angles of muscles change following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring or patellar tendon graft?

Abstract

OBJECTIVES This study aims to compare the effects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft on the peak torque angle. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study included 132 patients (103 males, 29 females; mean age 29±9 year) who were performed ACL reconstruction with autogenous hamstring or patellar tendon graft. The peak torque angles in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles were recorded using an isokinetic dynamometer. RESULTS Angle of peak knee flexion torque occurred significantly earlier within the range of motion on the operated side than nonoperated side at 180°/second in the hamstring tendon group. Angle of peak knee extension torque occurred significantly earlier within the range of motion on the operated side than nonoperated side at 180°/second in the patellar tendon group. There were no statistically significant differences in the flexion and extension peak torque angles between the operated and nonoperated knees at 60°/second in both groups. CONCLUSION The angle of peak torque at relatively high angular velocities is affected after ACL reconstruction in patients with hamstring or patellar tendon grafts. The graft donor site directly influences this parameter. This finding may be important for clinicians in terms of preventing re-injury.

DOI: 10.5606/ehc.2017.54949

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@article{Yosmaolu2017DoPT, title={Do peak torque angles of muscles change following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring or patellar tendon graft?}, author={Hayri Baran Yosmaoğlu and G{\"{u}l Baltacı and Emel S{\"{o}nmezer and Hamza {\"{O}zer and Deha Doğan}, journal={Eklem hastaliklari ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery}, year={2017}, volume={28 3}, pages={182-7} }