Quadricep muscle contracts differently after ACL reconstruction; may contribute to lingering weakness
After an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery, it's common to experience quadriceps weakness, which was thought to be caused primarily by muscle atrophy, or shrinkage. But researchers at the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology have found an additional cause, which could help clinicians design more effective rehabilitation programs.
MPFL reconstruction yields ‘excellent midterm results’ in skeletally immature patients
Regardless of patellar height and trochlear dysplasia, isolated medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded “excellent” midterm outcomes with low redislocation rates in skeletally immature patients, according to published results.
MPFL reconstruction reduces recurrent patellar instability fivefold in adolescents
Compared with repair or no treatment, medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction yielded the best outcomes in adolescent patients with an acute first-time patellar dislocation and an associated intra-articular loose body.
Should You Eat Before or After a Workout?
How you fuel and refuel before and after exercise helps determine the actual fitness-building benefit of the session. That’s true whether you’re lifting weights, running miles or swimming laps, too.
What Is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) and What Can You Do About It?
Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) is muscle pain that begins after you’ve worked out. It normally starts a day or two after a workout. You won’t feel DOMS during a workout.