Importance of Attenuating Quadriceps Activation Deficits After Total Knee Arthroplasty

Abbey C. Thomas; Jennifer E. Stevens-Lapsley, M.P.T., Ph.D.


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Targeting quadriceps CAD early after TKA, rather than waiting for deficits to resolve naturally, is both safe and effective. Furthermore, this approach may allow for an earlier attenuation of quadriceps strength loss and related functional impairments to achieve better long-term improvements in patient outcomes.


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