The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Edition
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
Rehabilitation and Therapy
While total knee arthroplasty reduces pain and provides a functional range of motion of the knee, quadriceps weakness and reduced functional capacity typically are still present one year after surgery. The purpose of the present investigation was to determine the role of failure of voluntary muscle activation and muscle atrophy in theearly loss of quadriceps strength after surgery.
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Mizner, Ryan L.; Petterson, Stephanie C.; Stevens, Jennifer E.; Vandenborne, Krista; and Snyder-Mackler, Lynn, "Early Quadriceps Strength Loss After Total Knee Arthroplasty : The Contributions of Muscle Atrophy and Failure of Voluntary Muscle Activation" (2005). Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Faculty Publications. 1.