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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Recent concepts of rehabilitation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Rahul Ranjan
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.173470

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is the most common ligament reconstruction done till date. The tendency has inclined toward the surgical reconstruction from conservative means. In this review article, we will discuss the phases of the rehabilitation of the patient following the surgical reconstruction of the ACL. Importance will be given especially on early return of passive motion, early weight bearing, bracing, kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular drill, and accelerated rehabilitation. There are many young individual who are not recovering enough to regain the preinjured level of activities. In this review article, we will present some of the recent evidences regarding ACL rehabilitation in an effort to help the hectic surgeons and physiotherapist comprehend and associate basic and clinical research to rehabilitation of a patient following reconstruction.

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