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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 May;22(5):1124-30. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2513-0. Epub 2013 Apr 25.

Effects of Wii balance board exercises on balance after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

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Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Zdravstvena pot 5, 1000, Ljubljana, Slovenia, urska.puh@zf.uni-lj.si.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To establish the effects of training on Wii balance board (WBB) after posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction on balance.

METHODS:

Included patient injured her posterior cruciate ligament 22 months prior to the study. Training on WBB was performed 4 weeks, 6 times per week, 30-45 min per day. Center of pressure (CoP) sway during parallel and one-leg stance, and body weight distribution in parallel stance were measured. Additionally, measurements of joint range of motion and limb circumferences were taken before and after training.

RESULTS:

After training, the body weight was almost equally distributed on both legs. Decrease in CoP sway was most significant for one-leg stance with each leg on compliant surface with eyes open and closed. The knee joint range of motion increased and limb circumferences decreased.

CONCLUSION:

According to the results of this single case report, we might recommend the use of WBB for balance training after PCL reconstruction.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:

Case series with no comparison group, Level IV.

PMID:
23615747
DOI:
10.1007/s00167-013-2513-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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