Quadriceps Force Control After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

While we know thigh muscles are weakened after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), less is known about how their ability to control force output is affected. Our goal is to better understand how ACLR affects thigh muscle force control and the underlying pathophysiology.

To achieve this goal, participants will be asked to complete several online questionnaires that ask questions related to how they feel about their knee function, psychological well-being, and overall health. In addition, they will be asked to perform several tests that assess their thigh strength and muscle activity at the UCF Cognition, Neuroplasticity & Sarcopenia (CNS) laboratory. We expect that participation in this research study will last for 1 session, about 90 minutes in duration.

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Age 18-35 years
  • History of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (minimum 3 month post-surgery)

Exclusion Qualifications:

You may not participate in this research opportunity if any of the following applies to you:
  • Current infection on lower limb
  • Known or diagnosed muscular abnormalities
  • History of cardiopulmonary disorder
  • History of neurological disorder (e.g. stroke, epilepsy, neuropathy, etc.)
  • History of thigh muscle strain

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UCF IRB#: 6165
PI: Grant Norte
Recruitment End Date:
December 31, 2024
Education Complex
12494 University Blvd, Room 174A
Orlando, FL 32816
Time Commitment:
Number of visits: 1
Expected time per visit: 90 minutes
Type: $20 Amazon Gift Card
Point of Contact:
Ava Schwartz
Faculty Advisors:
Grant E. Norte
Associated Units:
Athletic Training
Physical Therapy
Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science
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