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The effect of common proneal nerve electrical stimulation on maximum capacity of quadriceps activation in patient with knee osteoarthritis
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Journal of Sports Medicine & Doping Studies

ISSN: 2161-0673

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The effect of common proneal nerve electrical stimulation on maximum capacity of quadriceps activation in patient with knee osteoarthritis


2nd International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness

April 18-20, 2016 Dubai, UAE

Khosro Khademi Kalantari

Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Sports Med Doping Stud

Abstract :

Background: Activity failure or arthrogenic inhibition of quadriceps muscle is a common consequence following knee problems. The incapacity in quadriceps activation not only affects the functional ability of the patients but also can affect the prognosis of the rehabilitation programs. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of the common peroneal nerve stimulation on the maximum activation capacity of quadriceps muscle in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Materials & Methods: 15 participants with knee osteoarthritis (9 men and 6 women, with mean age 53├?┬▒4) were recruited. The activity failure in quadriceps at the baseline was calculated by subtracting the maximum knee extension torque without stimulation by the one with superimposed electrical stimulation. To evaluate the effect of common peroneal nerve stimulation the same procedure was conducted but with concomitant nerve stimulation at the level of fibular head. Results: The peak knee extension torque was significantly higher with concomitant common peroneal nerve stimulation and the activity failure of quadriceps showed significant decrease accordingly (P=0.02). Conclusion: Electrical stimulation of the common peroneal nerve can be used to overcome the arthrogenic inhibition of quadriceps.

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Email: khosro_khademi@yahoo.co.uk

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