Rotational strength and flexibility of the knee following pes anserinus transplant surgery

Daniel J. Blanke

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the pes anserinus transplant (PAT) on the amount and strength of tibial rotation on the femur. Six male and two female rehabilitated subjects were used in the investigation. Each subject was secured to a specially constructed testing platform which positioned the hips and knees at 90° of flexion. Both lower limbs were tested for inward and outward tibial rotation on the femur using the Leighton flexometer and strength of inward and outward tibial rotation on the femur using the cable tensiometer. The results indicated that with the knee at 90° of flexion there was no significant difference in degrees of rotation or rotational strength between the surgical and nonsurgical limbs in rehabilitated subjects following pes anserinus transplant surgery.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)413-420
    Number of pages8
    JournalResearch Quarterly of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
    Volume49
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1978

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    Knee
    Femur
    Transplants
    Hip
    Lower Extremity
    Extremities

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
    • Medicine(all)

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