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David Simondson, Kim Brock, Susan Cotton
This study aimed to determine the reliability and the smallest real difference of the Ankle Lunge test in an ankle fracture patient population. In the post immobilisation stage of ankle fracture, ankle dorsiflexion is an important measure of progress and outcome. The Ankle Lunge test measures weight bearing dorsiflexion, resulting in negative scores (knee to wall distance) and positive scores (toe to wall distance), for which the latter has proven reliability in normal subjects only. A consecutive sample of ankle fracture patients with permission to commence weight bearing, were recruited to the study...
February 2012: Manual Therapy
L Paulos, F R Noyes, E Grood, D L Butler
Reprinted with permission from The American Journal of Sports Medicine 9:3 140-147, 1981. Presented at the Interim Conference of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, February 8, 1980, Atlanta, GA.Address correspondence to: Lonnie Paulos, MD, 2350 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.The purpose of this paper is to present the specifics and rationale of our postoperative rehabilitation program after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and compare it with an international survey of 50 knee experts...
1991: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
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