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Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1992 Jan;59(1):23-7.

[Muscle training techniques and retropatellar chondropathy].

[Article in French]

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Service de Médecine Physique et Réhabilitation, Hôpital de Sion, Suisse.


The authors have studied the efficacy of 3 different muscle training programs (electromyostimulation, isokinetic training and isometric training) in cases of patellar chondromalacia. The evaluation of the results was made by measuring the isokinetic strength on a Cybex II+ dynamometer at a low (30 degrees/sec) and a high (300 degrees/sec) angular velocity. The clinical evaluation was based on a modified score determined by the Arpege group. The results showed a better improvement of the muscular strength after electromyostimulation or isokinetic training. The clinical improvement was better on patients of groups I and III.

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