Recent advances following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: rehabilitation perspectives

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Manske, Robert C.
Prohaska, Daniel
Lucas, Brennen
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2012
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Anterior cruciate ligament , Rehabilitation , Physical therapy , Knee rehabilitation , Musculoskeletal medicine
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Robert C. Manske, Daniel Prohaska, Brennen Lucas. Recent advances following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: rehabilitation perspectives. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, v.5 no.1 (March 2012): pp 59-71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12178-011-9109-4.
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Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament are common. Surgical reconstruction is more prevalent than ever. This review article discusses treatment of the patient following surgical reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Various phases of rehabilitation are discussed with emphasis on early return of passive motion, early weight bearing, bracing, kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and accelerated rehabilitation. Although evidence exists for the treatment of the surgically reconstructed cruciate ligament, more is needed to better define specific timeframes for advancement. Evidence exists that many of these young individuals are not fully returning to unlimited high level activities. This review article presents some of the latest evidence regarding anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation in an attempt to help the busy clinician understand and relate basic and clinical research to rehabilitation of a patient following reconstruction.

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Springer Current Science Inc.
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Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, v.5 no.1, pp 59-71.
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1935-9748
1935-973X
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