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Resistive Co-contraction Training After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02300636
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 25, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2015
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
GULCAN HARPUT, Hacettepe University

Brief Summary:
This study investigates different resistive co-contraction trainings effect on knee strength recovery after ACL reconstruction. Participants will be divided into three groups. Group 1 will receive standard ACL rehabilitation with 8 week co-contraction training in open kinetic chain position, Group 2 will receive standard ACL rehabilitation with 8 week co-contraction training in open kinetic chain position and Group 3 (control group) will only receive standard ACL rehabilitation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Muscle Weakness Other: Training Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Co-contraction trainings can enhance joint stability via improving proprioceptive ability and stimulates muscle activity after injury and/or surgery. The participants will be assigned to the different groups one month after surgery. They will receive 8-week-treatment. Isometric strength of quadriceps and hamstring muscles will be measured at first,third and sixth months after surgery. Concentric and eccentric strength of quadriceps and hamstring muscles will be measured only at sixth months after surgery.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 52 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized-controlled,Resistive Co-contraction Training Enhances Strength Recovery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Study Start Date : February 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Training: open kinetic

Co-contraction training in open kinetic chain position

8 weeks, 3 days in a week

Other: Training
Co-contraction training at 60 knee flexion angle by using isokinetic dynamometer

Experimental: Training: closed kinetic

Co-contraction training in closed kinetic chain position

8 weeks, 3 days in a week

Other: Training
Co-contraction training at 60 knee flexion angle by using leg press machine

Active Comparator: Training: Standard ACL rehabilitation

Standard ACL rehabilitation

8 weeks, 3 days in a week

Other: Training
Standard ACL rehabilitation




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. knee muscle strength recovery [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
    isometric, concentric and eccentric strength


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. hamstring quadriceps ratio [ Time Frame: 6 months ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   17 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • ACL reconstruction with hamstring autograft
  • starting PT program within one week after surgery

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Revision surgery
  • serious cartilage damage and/or cartilage repair
  • ACL reconstruction with allograft and patellar tendon graft
  • Having systemic and/or neurological problems

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02300636


Locations
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Turkey
Hacettepe University, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
Ankara, Turkey, 06100
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hacettepe University
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: GULCAN HARPUT, MSc Hacettepe University

Publications:

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Responsible Party: GULCAN HARPUT, PT, MSc, Hacettepe University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02300636     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 014T03102002
First Posted: November 25, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2015
Last Verified: March 2015

Keywords provided by GULCAN HARPUT, Hacettepe University:
Knee joint
Muscle strength
anterior cruciate ligament

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscle Weakness
Paresis
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Signs and Symptoms