A critical appraisal of "Intermittent blood flow restriction does not reduce atrophy following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction."


The purpose of this critical appraisal is to examine "Intermittent Blood Flow Restriction Does Not Reduce Atrophy Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction"� in order to determine its relevance and application for physical therapists. This appraisal will include a critique on the authors question, research design and methodologies, results, and discussion. This critical appraisal will explain research process and provide a background into the importance of this research article, while highlighting limitations and weaknesses of the study. This is important in order to determine the clinical relevance of this article and the application of the findings for Physical Therapists.