Knee joint position sense (KJPS) after ACL reconstruction

How is the KJPS of elite athletes who returned to international level play after an ACL reconstruction?

Mechanoreceptors are located in the native anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and they provide crucial proprioceptive information. Thus, an impairment of the ACL may decrease proprioception. The joint position sense (JPS) is generally heightened in athletes and hence might be even more impaired after an ACL injury and reconstruction, even as they return to high-level play. The purpose of this study was to investigate KJPS ability in elite athletes who have returned to international level play following ACL reconstruction.


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