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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2005 Jul;33(3):134-40.

Open- or closed-kinetic chain exercises after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?

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Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Research, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02903, USA.


Open-kinetic chain (OKC) and closed-kinetic chain (CKC) exercises may not differ in their effects on the healing response of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-reconstructed knee. Recent biomechanical studies have shown that the peak strains produced on a graft are similar. Clinical studies suggest that both play a beneficial role in the early rehabilitation of the reconstructed knee.

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