Our second episode covers pre-operative and early stage rehabilitation after and ACL tear/reconstruction. We start by going into the preoperative phase speaking to evaluation, treatment, and education with a patient immediately after injury and in preparation for surgery. We then move into the management of the patient in the immediate post-operative phase (phase 1) and the early rehabilitation phase (phase 2).
Some other special topics we cover include copers vs. non-copers, the state of the evidence in regards to open-chain exercises early after ACLR, and our ideal equipment if we had our choice when rehabbing a patient after ACLR
Look for 1-2 follow-up episodes on the mid to later stages of ACLR rehab in the future.
Thanks for listening and as always please let us know if you have any questions, recommendations, or topics you would like us to cover!
Viewpoint: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Open-Chain Exercises After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Does Extended Preoperative Rehabilitation Influence Outcomes 2 Years After ACL Reconstruction? A Comparative Effectiveness Study Between the MOON and Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohorts
Coper classification early after ACL rupture changes with progressive neuromuscular and strength training and is associated with two-year success: The Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort study
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain and Tensile Forces for Weight-Bearing and Non-Weight-Bearing Exercises: A Guide to Exercise Selection
A Comparison of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation Parameters for Postoperative Quadriceps Strength in Patients After Knee Surgery: A Systematic Review
Post-Operative Criterion Based Rehabilitation of ACL Repairs: A Clinical Commentary
Current Concepts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Criterion-Based Rehabilitation Progression
The Effect of Open- Versus Closed- Kinetic-Chain Exercises on Anterior Tibial Laxity, Strength, and Function Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation - MOON Guidelines
Tindeq Progressor - $125.00
This is a simple device that can be used to measure peak load, endurance, and rate of force development. James uses this with his patients to more accurately measure progress.
Run Time: 46:35
Released on April 9th, 2021