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Table 2 Work, maximum extension and flexion torques and corresponding knee angle values (mean ± sd)

From: Angle-specific analysis of isokinetic quadriceps and hamstring torques and ratios in patients after ACL-reconstruction

  60°/s 180°/s Statistics*
operated non-operated operated non-operated leg velocity leg x velocity
Extension torque [Nm/kg] 2.48 ± 0.65 2.87 ± 0.58 1.66 ± 0.40 1.88 ± 0.38 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
angle [°] 62.6 ± 6.6 63.3 ± 4.6 61.5 ± 4.2 62.3 ± 3.7 0.187 0.205 0.964
work [J/kg] 2.71 ± 0.72 3.13 ± 0.62 1.94 ± 0.49 2.17 ± 0.45 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Flexion torque [Nm/kg] 1.57 ± 0.41 1.62 ± 0.37 1.17 ± 0.33 1.23 ± 0.30 0.004 < 0.001 0.854
angle [°] 23.6 ± 7.1 24.1 ± 5.6 37.1 ± 6.6 39.0 ± 11.5 0.180 < 0.001 0.462
work [J/kg] 1.84 ± 0.51 2.01 ± 0.43 1.43 ± 0.40 1.57 ± 0.38 0.003 < 0.001 0.348
HQ-ratio 0.65 ± 0.16 0.57 ± 0.09 0.73 ± 0.22 0.66 ± 0.13 0.001 < 0.001 0.322
  1. Note: * two factor (leg x velocity) repeated measure ANOVA, italic - P<0.05