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Offline JOnEvans

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Patient perceptions of their rehab
« on: July 14, 2005, 12:39:46 PM »
I'm conducting a small study into patient's perceptions of their rehabilitation after ACL replacement with the aim of comparing this to currently used rehabilitation protocols. In essence I want to see if what the patient feels is wrong with their knee (e.g. pain, swelling, locking, confidence in the knee) corresponds to what the physiotherapists are concentrating on and whether the level of correspondence affects the patients prognosis.

If anyone has had an interesting experience that related to this topic I would be most grateful if they shared it on the message board.

Also if anyone can point me in the direction of pertinent research into this area that would be a great help as most of my literature searches have not produced anything particularly useful.


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Re: Patient perceptions of their rehab
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005, 12:50:02 PM »

Good idea, but think this post would do better if you put it in the Specialist's Dept. under Cruciate Ligaments...

That is where everyone with ACL posts....


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Re: Patient perceptions of their rehab
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2005, 01:20:42 PM »
Hi there,
I agree with Shade... post in the cruciates section... us ACLers all hang out there.  I've had an ACL reco 10 weeks ago... the rehab has been the most difficult part.  But I think Im doing ok.  My PT said earlier this week he didnt want to see me again.... there was nothing else that he could do for me right now.  Im assuming that he meant that I've gotten to the point that Im almost back to where I should be.... I was shocked he was saying this so soon, I still have a bit of pain when I walk but I can hide the limp quite well now ("hide" probably isnt the right word).  My surgeon is reknown for quick ACL recoveries, but I thin kthat he forgets Im not oneof his elite atheletes..... I've laged behind about a week from where he suggest that I should be at because I dont hve access to all the facilities that he suggests I use... I live in a small country town and have to travel to PT and the Gym and the Hydro pool.... gets a bit expensive.
Throw down some questions I'd be happy answer them for you.
Torn ACL December 04
ACL Reco May 05
Cleared to return to sport May 06