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Hot and Cold Whirlpool Treatments and Knee Joint Laxity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David H. Perrin, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Objective: To examine the influence of clinical applications of heat and cold on arthrometric laxity measurements of the knee. Design and Setting: The knee joint was submersed 4 inches above the patella in hot and cold whirlpools containing water of 40°C and 15°C for 20 minutes. A control was also performed to provide a neutral temperature comparison group. Subjects: Eight males and 7 females with no history of knee injury. Conclusions: There was no evidence that hot or cold whirlpool treatments alter knee laxity as assessed with the KT-1000.

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Publication
Journal of Athletic Training, 31:242-244
Language: English
Date: 1996
Keywords
Arthrometry, KT-1000, Cryotherapy, Thermotherapy