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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions account for over 50% of all sports-related knee surgeries. Due to graft healing, rehab protocols do not allow for high resistance training for several months. Blood flow restriction (BFR) therapy with low load exercise has been suggested to improve quadriceps and hamstring strength and hypertrophy in adults. There is currently a lack of research on the effects of BFR therapy on hamstring strength and hypertrophy following an ACL reconstruction in high school athletes. The purpose of this case report was to assess how BFR therapy affects hamstring and quadriceps strength and hypertrophy in a 17-year-old athlete following ACL reconstruction.
Anich, Andrew and Buchanan, Kirsten, "Blood Flow Restriction Exercises Following An ACL Reconstruction In A 17-Year-Old Female Athlete: A Case Report" (2017). Case Report Posters. Poster 122.