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Isokinetic testing to evaluate patients submitted to surgery for the treatment of surgical lesion of the rotator cuff

By G Porcellini, G Baccarani, F Campi and R Galassi

Abstract

A total of 100 cases surgically treated for rupture of the extra-rotator cuff were evaluated by isokinetic testing. Results were evaluated after a period of time ranging from 1 to 4 years, based on the Constant system, defining the type of lesion of the cuff based on the Snyder classification system, and measuring strength postsurgery using isokinetic testing after 3 and 6 months, and 1 year. Isokinetic testing made it possible to accurately evaluate which patients are capable of obtaining better recovery, and how much time is required for physiotherapy for postoperative rehabilitation, also allowing for correction on an individual basis of any muscular imbalance

Topics: Aged, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Isometric Contraction, Male, Middle Aged, Rotator Cuff, Rupture, Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Time Factors, Muscle Contraction, Rotator Cuff Injuries
Year: 1996
OAI identifier: oai:iris.unimore.it:11380/1160353
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