The aims of this study were to determine an effective knee function rehabilitation program for athletes undergoing partial medial meniscectomy.
Participants were randomly assigned to neuromuscular training (NT) or strength training (ST) group and subjected to functional assessments before surgery and again at 4, and 8 weeks post hoc.
Functional knee assessment, such as Lysholm knee scoring, star excursion balance, and BTE PrimusRS isokinetic performance tests were evaluated in each group.
All postoperational symptoms were significantly improved after 4 and 8 weeks of NT and ST. Both NT and ST programs showed effective knee function recovery seen as an increase in muscular strength and endurance.
However, the NT program showed the most significant functional improvement of dynamic balance and coordination.
Keywords: Strength training, Neuromuscular training, Athlete,
Postmeniscectomy, Functional performance