Neuromuscular Function during a Forward Lunge in Meniscectomized Patients
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 06/29/2012
Thorlund JB et al. – The findings of increased muscle coactivation, reduced range of motion, and increased loading rate in the operated compared with the contralateral leg support the hypothesis that meniscectomized patients demonstrate modulations in kinetics, kinematics, and neuromuscular activity, which may represent early changes in neuromuscular function that precede and affect development of knee osteoarthritis. The results also indicate that the forward lunge test is a sensitive measure to identify leg–to–leg differences in neuromuscular function after surgical interventions.