Effectiveness of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Increasing Strength in Post Surgery Rehabilitation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Compared with Traditional ACL Rehabilitation Protocol

Authors

  • Akash M
  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam
  • Shyamala Ganesan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/d5pfe895

Keywords:

Anterior cruciate ligament, blood flow restriction training, Numeric pain rating scale , Range of motion, strengthening exercise.

Abstract

Background: Patients who have anterior cruciate ligament restoration surgery endure a severe loss of strength in
their lower limbs as a result of muscle atrophy and arthrogenic inhibition. A relatively novel method for either
preventing muscle atrophy or maybe inducing muscular growth is blood flow restriction (BFR) training.
Purpose: The Purpose of the study is to determine effectiveness of blood flow restriction training in post-surgery
rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament compared with traditional ACL rehabilitation protocol.
Materials and Methods: Total of 50 samples was selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria. The subjects
were separated as Group A and Group B where group A (n=25) is provided with blood flow restriction training
and group B (n=25) is provided with strengthening exercise. Results were statistically analysed and tabulated.
Result: The study found that there is significant improvement on anterior cruciate ligament surgery in post rehab
using NPRS and Range of motion. The results concluded that the improvement in blood flow restriction training
was extremely statistically significant.
Conclusion: Blood flow restriction training was found to be more effective than strengthening exercise for the
treatment of post rehabilitation of anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

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Author Biographies

  • Akash M

    Undergraduate,  Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Technical and
    Medical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Muthukumaran Jothilingam

    Professor, Saveetha College of Physiotherapy, Saveetha Institute of Technical and
    Medical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

  • Shyamala Ganesan

    Assistant professor of Anatomy, American University of Antigua College of Medicine, Coolidge, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Published

2024-01-21

How to Cite

Effectiveness of Blood Flow Restriction Training on Increasing Strength in Post Surgery Rehabilitation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Compared with Traditional ACL Rehabilitation Protocol. (2024). Indian Journal of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy - An International Journal, 18(5), 406-411. https://doi.org/10.37506/d5pfe895