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ACL & Leg Extension Machine-

By May 13, 2013December 9th, 2014Daily Posts/Tips

A common protocol in orthopedic therapy following an ACL surgery is the use of a leg extension machine for strengthening. When a leg extension machine is used there is no co-contraction of the “quad and hamstring” muscle groups, and the last 5-10 degrees of the end range of leg extension creates a translation at the joint. This is actually worse for the ACL ligament therefore the last part of this range in this exercise should be avoided.

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