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Cruciate Ligament Rehabilitation course - by Lesley Hall, MSc, MCSP

A sound programme of rehabilitation is critical to the outcome of cruciate ligament surgery, and rehabilitation is relevant to all patients with cruciate ligament injury. This course covers the following topics -

So you've torn your ACL?

  • What does the ACL do?
  • Ligaments of the knee
  • How does injury occur?

The early management of ACL tears

The early management of ACL tears

  • Exercises in the early stage after ACL injury

Clinical assessment of ACL tears

  • Reaching a diagnosis - the 'History'
  • Examination
  • Further diagnostic tests

Torn ACL - Should I have an operation?

  • The ACL-deficient knee
  • Management options

General principles of ACL rehabilitation

  • Reduction of swelling
  • Range of movement
  • Strength
  • Proprioception
  • Kinetic Chain Exercises

Progressive rehab while deciding on surgery

  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2

Progressive rehab while deciding on surgery

  • Stage 3
  • Stage 4
  • Stage 5

So you're having an ACL reconstruction?

  • Before surgery
  • Your operation

Rehab after surgery

  • In hospital
  • Early progressions at home
  • Progressions (day 10 onwards)
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Updated: 19 Aug, 2015
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mrs Lesley Hall

Physiotherapist
Degrees: 
MSc MCSP
HPCR
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Mrs Lesley Hall, MSc MCSP, discusses rehabilitation after cruciate ligament injury or surgery.

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