Strengthening with Blood Flow Restriction: Can it be a Useful Option in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Coronavirus?

Document Type: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Authors

1 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, “Cruz Roja San José y Santa Adela” Hospital, Madrid, Spain

2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, “La Paz” University Hospital-IdiPaz, Madrid, Spain

3 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, “La Paz” University Hospital-IdiPaz, Madrid, Spain

10.22038/abjs.2020.48575.2409

Abstract

It is necessary to have a greater understanding of COVID-19, and studies with an adequate design must be performed to be able to make treatment and rehabilitation recommendations with a sufficient degree of evidence. However, for patients discharged from the hospital who have been cured of the infection and who have significant functional impairment, Blood flow restriction (BFR) strengthening might be an effective option to aid the strengthening and functional recovery process.

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