Journal article

Alterations in medial-lateral postural control after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction during stair use

Michelle Hall, Luke G Perraton, Catherine A Stevermer, Jason C Gillette

GAIT & POSTURE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dynamic postural control during everyday tasks is poorly understood in people following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). Understanding dynamic postural control can provide insight into potentially modifiable impairments in people following ACLR who are at increased risk for second ACL injury and/or knee osteoarthritis. RESEARCH QUESTION: Determine whether measures indicative of dynamic postural control differ between individuals with and without ACLR during stair ascent and descent. METHODS: Seventeen individuals with ACLR (>1 yr post-surgery) and 16 age and sex-matched healthy controls participated. Centre of pressure (COP) measures included: i) COP excursion, i..

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This study did not receive funding from sponsors and therefore no sponsors had a role in the study design; collection, analysis and interpretation of data; writing of the manuscript; or decision to submit the manuscript for publication. MH is supported by a Sir Randal Heymanson Research Fellowship from The University of Melbourne.