Functional and morphological changes in the quadriceps muscle induced by eccentric training after ACL reconstruction.

@article{Brasileiro2011FunctionalAM,
  title={Functional and morphological changes in the quadriceps muscle induced by eccentric training after ACL reconstruction.},
  author={Jamilson Sim{\~o}es Brasileiro and Olga M S F Pinto and M Arias Avila and Tania de F{\'a}tima Salvini},
  journal={Revista brasileira de fisioterapia (Sao Carlos (Sao Paulo, Brazil))},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={284-90}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate the contributions of functional and morphological factors in the recovery of the quadriceps muscle after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS Nine subjects (31.3±5.8 years) underwent eccentric exercise sessions twice a week for 12 weeks. Quadriceps muscle function was evaluated using an isokinetic dynamometer (isometric and eccentric peak torque) and electromyography (RMS). Morphological changes were measured using… CONTINUE READING