Arthrogenic muscle inhibition after ACL reconstruction: a scoping review of the efficacy of interventions

Sonnery-Cottet, B., Saithna, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-2408-5307, Quelard, B., Daggett, M., Borade, A., Ouanezar, H., Thaunat, M. and Blakeney, W.G., 2018. Arthrogenic muscle inhibition after ACL reconstruction: a scoping review of the efficacy of interventions. British Journal of Sports Medicine. ISSN 0306-3674

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Abstract

Objective: To determine whether reported therapeutic interventions for arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI) in patients with ACL injuries, following ACL reconstruction, or in laboratory studies of AMI, are effective in improving quadriceps activation failure when compared with standard therapy in control groups.

Design: A scoping review of the efficacy of interventions was conducted in accordance with the methodological framework of Arksey and O'Malley and the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Search terms included 'arthrogenic muscle inhibition', 'quadriceps activation following knee injuries', 'anterior cruciate' or 'knee’ combined with 'quadriceps activation', 'quadriceps inhibition', 'corticomotor', 'arthrogenic', 'brain activation' and 'neuroplasticity'. Articles were evaluated for risk of bias using the PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) criteria. The overall quality of evidence for each intervention was assessed using Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE).

Data sources: PubMed, EMBASE and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature databases.

Eligibility criteria for selecting studies: Isolated case reports and articles reporting outcomes in patients with chronic disease or major trauma were excluded. All other original research articles were included.

Results: 780 potential articles were identified. 20 met the inclusion criteria. These studies provided a moderate quality of evidence to support the efficacy of cryotherapy and physical exercises in the management of AMI. There was low-quality evidence for efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, and very low-quality evidence for efficacy of ultrasound and vibration.

Conclusions: This scoping review demonstrated moderate-quality evidence for the efficacy of cryotherapy and physical exercises in improving quadriceps activation failure after ACL injury and reconstruction. These therapeutic modalities are therefore recommended in the management of AMI.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Creators: Sonnery-Cottet, B., Saithna, A., Quelard, B., Daggett, M., Borade, A., Ouanezar, H., Thaunat, M. and Blakeney, W.G.
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Date: 7 September 2018
ISSN: 0306-3674
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10.1136/bjsports-2017-098401DOI
Rights: © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2018. Re-use permitted under CC BY-NC. No commercial re-use. See rights and permissions. Published by BMJ. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 23 Oct 2018 11:00
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 11:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34715

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