Power Plate Scientific Validation Muscle and Post Joint Surgery

Whole-Body Vibration for Individuals with Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Systematic Review

Seixas A, et al. Biomed Res Int. 2020 May 1;2020:7362069. doi: 10.1155/2020/7362069

Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal

A systematic review of Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, and PEDro databases was conducted for trials (RCTs) in humans that analyzed the effects of WBV in patients with ACL reconstruction surgery were included. Data was extracted from 10 studies that met inclusion criteria and quality of evidence per the PEDro Scale



Running Biomechanics – A single session of WBV improved knee flexion excursion during running in the injured limb

Active Range of Motion – was reported with an increment in active range of motion to full amplitude after the WBV protocol

Joint Position Sense – significant improvements in proprioceptive acuity after WBV intervention in both testing amplitudes 30° and 60° of knee flexion

Lysholm Score – significantly higher functional gains in the treatment group at post-intervention and follow-up was reported

Surface Electromyographic Signal – significant changes in quadriceps electromyographic amplitude after WBV

Balance or Postural Stability – significant improvement in overall stability, anteroposterior, and mediolateral indexes in both opened and closed eyes conditions after WBV

Muscle Strength – significant improvements in central activation ratio and knee extensor peak torque

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