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Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

Why You Should Be Using Knee Extensions After ACL Reconstruction

March 29, 2018
Dennis Treubig PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Many therapists and surgeons refuse to use resisted open-kinetic chain (OKC) knee extensions with patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction (ACLR) for fear of tearing the ACL/increasing laxity.  But when you look at the hordes of research on ACL reconstruction, you can absolutely safely and effectively use knee extensions with this patient population.  In fact, there are many people out there, myself included, who think that refusing to even consider them after ACL surgery is doing a disservice to your patient. >>

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