[The influence of knee bandages on sport specific capabilities in healthy volunteers and patients with rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament].

Jerosch J, Thorwesten L, Hahnebeck H, Stutzinger N

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In 15 male healthy volunteers and 10 male patients with ACL-deficiency sports specific capabilities were evaluated with a 9-3-6-3-9-run and a single-leg jumping test. Each subject was tested with and without different knee bandages. We evaluated the Patelladyn-, the Kasseler-, the Super-Genuplus-, and the Genuhit-bandage. Additionally a subjective assessment of each bandage was performed by the volunteers. There were no significant difference performing the 9-3-6-3-9-run between all of the bandages in the control-group. Comparing the injured group with the control there were significant differences. All bandages led to improvement without reaching the running time, which was used by the controls. Performing the single leg jumping test there were also no differences with the different bandages in the healthy control group. However, after applying a bandage in the injured subjects, the time improved significantly. In the subjective assessment the Patelladyn-bandage scored best.

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Pages: 6
Release year: 1998
Language in which the publication is writtenGerman