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Clin Sports Med. 2015 Apr;34(2):301-12. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.008. Epub 2015 Feb 27.

Controversies in knee rehabilitation: anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Author information

1
Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. Electronic address: mfailla@udel.edu.
2
Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.
3
Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA; Department of Physical Therapy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
4
Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA; Department of Physical Therapy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.

Abstract

Controversy in management of athletes exists after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Consensus criteria for evaluating successful outcomes following ACL injury include no reinjury or recurrent giving way, no joint effusion, quadriceps strength symmetry, restored activity level and function, and returning to preinjury sports. Using these criteria, the success rates of current management strategies after ACL injury are reviewed and recommendations are provided for the counseling of athletes after ACL injury.

KEYWORDS:

ACL; ACLR; Anterior cruciate ligament; Athletes; Knee; Physical therapy; Sports physical therapy

PMID:
25818715
PMCID:
PMC4379426
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2014.12.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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