Rehabilitation protocol for acl reconstruction massachusetts. The intent of this protocol is to provide the clinician with a guideline for the post operative rehabilitation course of a patient that has undergone an acl hamstring. Physiotherapy following acl reconstruction protocol rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction aclr is an essential part of a full recovery. This means that the ligament ends cannot simply be sewn back together. Rehabilitation protocol for acl reconstruction this protocol is intended to guide clinicians and patients through the postoperative course of an acl reconstruction. Progression should be based on careful monitoring by the physical therapist of the patients functional. Moon acl rehabilitation guidelines general information. The influences and mechanisms of the physiology, rupture and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament acl on kinematics and clinical outcomes have been investigated in many biomechanical.
The anterior cruciate ligament acl is one of four major. Brace will remain locked until patient demonstrates good quadriceps control two to four weeks. Anterior cruciate ligament acl injuries affect men and women. Acl hamstring tendon autograft reconstruction protocol the intent of this protocol is to provide the clinician with a guideline for the postoperative rehabilitation course of a patient that has undergone an acl hamstring tendon autograft reconstruction. Brace will be worn for 10 weeks to protect graft, 0 to 90 degrees. Pdf update on rehabilitation protocol following acl. Acl reconstruction rehabilitation protocol one of the most common complications following acl reconstruction is loss of motion, especially loss of extension. Rehabilitation guidelines for acl reconstruction in the adult athlete skeletally mature. Acl reconstruction rehabilitation protocol sports medicine north.
The following is a protocol for postoperative patients following acl. Acl reconstruction physiotherapy advice for patients oxford. This protocol is intended to provide the user with instruction, direction, rehabilitative guidelines and functional goals. Acl reconstruction surgery is not a primary repair procedure. Recovery after acl reconstruction requires a thorough rehabilitation programme to ensure both optimal function of the knee and prevention of further injury. Time frames for brace or crutches may be extended by dr. Rehabilitation guidelines for acl reconstruction in the adult athlete skeletally mature anterior cruciate ligament acl injuries affect men and women across a wide age range and at all levels of athletics. It contains detailed exercises appropriate for the different phases of rehabilitation. The exercises will help to strengthen the muscles around the knee and help you. Rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction aclr is an essential part of a full recovery.
Acl reconstruction protocol1 northwestern medical center. Specific intervention should be based on the needs of the individual and should consider exam findings and clinical decision making. Locked in full extension for walking and sleeping for first week may allow 90 degrees flexion after first week given. About the anterior cruciate ligament acl there are four main ligaments that stabilize the knee. Early weight bearing and early rehabilitation intervention vary for allograft and hamstring autograft. Acl reconstruction rehab protocol general guidelines brace will remain locked until patient demonstrates good quadriceps control two to four weeks with weight bearing activities.597 34 1396 1652 121 1015 176 590 1548 340 1537 1312 1339 460 302 34 791 663 1506 828 145 624 1284 68 286 725 1410 659 585 624 1268 732 536 472 1126 493 455 1334 1251 138 535 1146 1264