Objective To compare the musculoskeletal function between anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed individuals with and without knee pain to better understand the role of the musculoskeletal function in relation to the development of knee osteoarthritis. Study design and methods This is an observational cross-sectional study including individuals with ACL reconstruction in one knee with pain (Symptomatic, n= 50), and without knee pain (Asymptomatic, n= 50). Asymptomatic is defined as pain rating = 0 and Symptomatic ≥3 on a verbal rating scale (VRS; 0-10, higher is worse) in the reconstructed knee during activities of daily living within the last week. The main inclusion criteria consist of age between 18 to 40 years at the time of surgery, post-surgery time ≥3 years, and body mass index ≤30. The main exclusion criteria are major surgery to the other knee, musculoskeletal pain in the lower extremity other than in the ACL reconstructed knee. The primary outcome is maximal isometric quadriceps muscle strength. Secondary outcomes are knee joint biomechanics during walking/forward lunging, maximal isometric hamstring muscle strength, knee pain, pressure pain sensitivity, self-reported knee function, activity level, and radiographic knee osteoarthritis level. The statistical analysis will include a comparison between the two groups (ANCOVA).
|Publication date||Nov 2021|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2021|
|Event||Annual Symposium: Basic and Clinical Research in Musculo-skeletal Sciences (MUSKOS) - Comwell Borupgaard, Snekkersten, Denmark|
Duration: 25 Nov 2021 → …
|Seminar||Annual Symposium: Basic and Clinical Research in Musculo-skeletal Sciences (MUSKOS)|
|Period||25/11/2021 → …|