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Effect of Russian Current Stimulation on Muscular Performance and Muscle Activity of Quadriceps Femoris Muscle of Convalescent Patient after Leg Fracture

러시안 전류 자극이 하지 골절 후 회복기 환자의 넙다리네갈래근육의 근수행력과 근활성도에 미치는 영향

  • 정병옥 (김천대학교 물리치료학과) ;
  • 방현수 (김천대학교 물리치료학과)
  • Received : 2014.05.20
  • Accepted : 2014.07.20
  • Published : 2014.07.28

Abstract

The present study was aimed to comprehend the effect of the Russian current stimulation on the muscular performance and activity of quadriceps femoris muscle of the convalescent patient after the leg fracture.This study conducted test based on 20 patients after leg fracture. Russian current was applied for six weeks as three times in a week, between January 9, 2013 and 15 March 16, 2013. The electromyogram was used to measure the muscle activity of the quadriceps femoris, and the isokinetic equipment was used to measure the muscular performance. The muscular performance difference by duration depending on the application of the Russian current showed the significant increase in all muscular performances. The activity of all muscles of the quadriceps femoris muscle by duration showed significant increase. These results showed that the Russian current can be the effective treatment method for enhancing the muscular strength of the weakened lower limbs muscle due to the problem such as the leg fracture.

Keywords

Leg fracture;Russian current;Muscular performance;Muscle activity;quadriceps femoris

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