Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency Causes Brain Plasticity A Functional MRI Study
Kapreli, Eleni × Athanasopoulos, Spyros Gliatis, John Papathanasiou, Matilda Peeters, Ronald Strimpakos, Nikolaos Van Hecke, Paul Gouliamos, Athanasios Sunaert, Stefan #
Sage publications inc
American journal of sports medicine vol:37 issue:12 pages:2419-2426
Background: The mechanoreceptors located in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) constitute an afferent source of information toward the central nervous system. It has been proposed that ACL deficiency causes a disturbance in neuromuscular control, affects central programs and consequently the motor response resulting in serious dysfunction of the injured limb.