Impact of knee extensor strength deficits on stair ascent performance in patients after medial meniscectomy.

After arthroscopic meniscectomy the relationship between the magnitude of knee extensor strength deficits and locomotor performance during stair ascent unloaded and when carrying a 22 kg load has been tested in 31 patients. The specific locomotor adaptations related to large strength deficits were also studied. The results indicate that large deficits were… (More)