Lower extremity swelling response after total knee arthroplasty : assessment, characterization, and association to strength and functional performance, The
A substantial amount of lower extremity swelling is commonly seen following total knee arthroplasty. This swelling is hypothesized to impair recovery of strength and functional performance. The impact swelling has on strength and function is typically manifested as a decline in voluntary muscle activation. Unfortunately, these findings have been primarily shown in laboratory based studies and not in clinical populations. Factors limiting the study of swelling’s influence on strength and function in clinical populations includes a lack of a reliable and accurate measure of swelling and no available ...
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