01Jan 2019

EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION USING VIBRATORY PLATFORMSON REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS SUBMITTED TO SURGERY FOR ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY.

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)reconstruction is performedin approximately 200,000 athletes in the United States per year. The main changes are clinical deficits in postural control, proprioception, and muscular strength. Whole body vibration (WBV) is an alternative method for neuromuscular stimulation that promotes muscle strength gain. There are two types of vibrations, direct and indirect. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effects of WBVusingvibratory platformson rehabilitation of patients submitted to surgery for ACL injury, in order to contribute to the adoption of this therapeutic procedure by healthcare professionals. A systematic literature review was performed dusing the following databases:SciELO, BIREME, PubMed, and ScienceDirect. It was concluded that WBVtraining promoted positive rehabilitation outcomes in patients with ACL injury, mainly muscle strength and functionality gain.


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[Luana Ribeiro Nogueira and Laila Cristina Moreira Damazio. (2019); EFFECTS OF WHOLE BODY VIBRATION USING VIBRATORY PLATFORMSON REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS SUBMITTED TO SURGERY FOR ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT INJURY. Int. J. of Adv. Res. (1). 79-85] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Laila Cristina Moreira Damázio
Federal University São João del-Rei/Departament of Medicine

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/8299       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/8299


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