Thermal evolution of lower limbs during a rehabilitation process after anterior cruciate ligament surgery

Piñonosa Cano, Sergio and Sillero Quintana, Manuel and Milanovic, Luka and Coterón López, Javier and Sampedro Molinuevo, Javier (2013). Thermal evolution of lower limbs during a rehabilitation process after anterior cruciate ligament surgery. "Kinesiology (Zagreb, Croatia)", v. 45 (n. 1); pp. 121-129. ISSN 1331-1441.

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Title: Thermal evolution of lower limbs during a rehabilitation process after anterior cruciate ligament surgery
Author/s:
  • Piñonosa Cano, Sergio
  • Sillero Quintana, Manuel
  • Milanovic, Luka
  • Coterón López, Javier
  • Sampedro Molinuevo, Javier
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Kinesiology (Zagreb, Croatia)
Date: 2013
ISSN: 1331-1441
Volume: 45
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Infrared thermography (IRT) is a safe and non-invasive tool used for examining physiological functions based on skin temperature (Tsk) control. The aim of this paper was to establish the probable thermal difference between the beginning and the end of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation process after surgery. For this purpose thermograms from 25 ACL surgically operated patients (2 women, 23 men) were taken on the first and last day of a six-week rehabilitation program. A FLIR infrared camera according to the protocol established by the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT). The results showed significant temperature increases in the posterior thigh area between the first and the last week of the rehabilitation process probably due to a compensatory mechanism. According to this, we can conclude that temperature of the posterior area of the injured and non-injured leg has increased from the first to the last day of the rehabilitation process.

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Item ID: 29799
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/29799/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:29799
Official URL: http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=clanak&id_clanak_jezik=153744
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 21 May 2015 11:51
Last Modified: 21 May 2015 11:51
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