Scientific background

Peltonen H, Häkkinen K, Avela J.
Neuromuscular responses to different resistance loading protocols using pneumatic and weightstackdevices.
J Electromyogr Kinesiol (2012)

Häkkinen K, Komi P.V, Kauhanen H.
Scientific Evaluation of Specific Loading of the Knee Extensors with Variable Resistance, ‘Isokinetic’ and Barbell Exercises.
Medicine Sport Sci.vol. 26, pp. 224-237 (Karger, Basel 1987)

Jonas Isberg, Eva Faxén, Sveinbjörn Brandsson, Bengt I. Eriksson, ohan Kärrholm, Jon Karlsson.
Early active extension after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction does not result in increased laxity of the knee.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2006) 14:1108–1115

Trees AH, Howe TE, Dixon J, White L.
Exercise for treating isolated anterior cruciate ligament injuries in adults (Review).
The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue

ZHOU Mou-wang, GU Li, CHEN Ya-ping, YU Chang-long, AO Ying-fang, HUANG Hong-shi and YANG Yan-yan.
Factors affecting proprioceptive recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Chin Med J 2008;121(22):2224-2228

M. A. Kessler, H. Behrend, S. Henz, G. Stutz, A. Rukavina, M. S. Kuster.
Function, osteoarthritis and activity after ACL-rupture: 11 years follow-up results of conservative versus reconstructive treatment.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2008) 16:442–448

Braden C. Fleming, Heidi Oksendahl, and Bruce D. Beynnon.
Open- or Closed-Kinetic Chain Exercises After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?
Exerc. Sport Sci. Rev., Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 134–140, 2005

I Eitzen, I Holm and M A Risberg.
Preoperative quadriceps strength is a significant predictor of knee function two years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Br. J. Sports Med. 2009;43;371-376; originally published online 17 Feb 2009

May Arna Risberg, Havard Moksnes, Annika Storevold, Inger Holm and Lynn Snyder-Mackler.
Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament injury influence joint loading during walking but not hopping.
Br. J. Sports Med. published online 8 Mar 2009

Nicholas P Bent, Chris C Wright, Alison B Rushton and Mark E Batt
Selecting Outcome Measures in Sports Medicine: A Guide for Practitioners Using the Example of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation
Br. J. Sports Med. published online 17 Feb 2009

Linko E, Harilainen A, Malmivaara A, Seitsalo S
Surgical versus conservative interventions for anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in adults (Review)
The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 2

Bruce D. Beynnon, PhD; Robert J. Johnson, MD and Braden C. Fleming, PhD
The Science of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation
CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH Number 402, pp. 9–20

Lan Chen, Paul D. Kim, Christopher S. Ahmad, William N. Levine
Medial collateral ligament injuries of the knee: current treatment concepts.
Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med (2008) 1:108–113

Hong Chul Lim, Ji Hoon Bae, Joon Ho Wang, Chang Woo Seok, Min Keun Kim
Non-operative treatment of degenerative posterior root tear of the medial meniscus.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc DOI 10.1007/s00167-009-0891-0

Sylvia Herrlin, Maria Hållander, Peter Wange, Lars Weidenhielm, Suzanne Werner
Arthroscopic or conservative treatment of degenerative medial meniscal tears: a prospective randomised trial.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2007) 15:393–401

Todd Rimington, MD; Krishna Mallik, MD; Douglas Evans, MD; Kenneth Mroczek, MD; Bruce Reider, MD
Prospective Study of the Nonoperative Treatment of Degenerative Meniscus Tears.
ORTHOPEDICS 2009; 32:558

Peter J McNair, Marian A Simmonds, Mark G Boocock, Peter J Larmer
Exercise therapy for the management of osteoarthritis of the hip joint: a systematic review.
Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009, 11:R98

M. DI MONACO, F. VALLERO, R. TAPPERO, A. CAVANNA
Rehabilitation after total hip arthroplasty: a systematic review of controlled trial on physical exercise programs.
EUR J PHYS REHABIL MED 2009;45

Andrew L. Miner, BS,* Elizabeth A. Lingard, BPhty, MPhil, MPH,† Elizabeth A. Wright, PhD,* Clement B. Sledge, MD,† Jeffrey N. Katz, MD,* and the Kinemax Outcomes Group‡
Knee Range of Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty: How Important Is This as an Outcome Measure?
The Journal of Arthroplasty Vol. 18 No. 3 2003

RYAN L. MIZNER, STEPHANIE C. PETTERSON, JENNIFER E. STEVENS, MICHAEL J. AXE, and LYNN SNYDER-MACKLER
Preoperative Quadriceps Strength Predicts Functional Ability One Year After Total Knee Arthroplasty.
The Journal of Rheumatology 2005; 32:8

Thomas, Anthony, Eichenberger, Gary, Kempton, Curtis, Pape, Darin, York, Sarah, Decker, Ann Marie, Kohia, Mohamed
Recommendations for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis, Using Various Therapy Techniques, Based on Categorizations of a Literature Review
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2009

Young Bok Jung, Suk Kee Tae, Yong Seuk Lee, Ho Joong Jung, Chang Hyun Nam, Se Jin Park
Active non-operative treatment of acute isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury with cylinder cast immobilization.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2008) 16:729–733

Matthew J. Grassmayra,∗, David A. Parkerb, Myles R.J. Coolicanb, Benedicte Vanwanseelea
Posterior cruciate ligament deficiency: Biomechanical and biological consequences and the outcomes of conservative treatment. A systematic review.
Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2008) 11, 433—443