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ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation – The Long Term Effects of 2 Postoperative Rehabilitation Programs by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:01pm A new study examining the outcomes of two different rehabilitation programs following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction was recently published in AJSM.  The authors, from Oslo University in Norway, compared the outcomes from two groups of 74 patients (mean age 28 years old) after 6 months of rehabilitation. Group one performe ... Read on »
ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation Protocol by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Thu 03 Sep 2009 10:14am Rehabilitation following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACL) continues to be a exciting and popular topic in orthopedics and sports medicine.  Just pick up any journal and you are bound to find at least one article of the ACL in each issue! Over the past decade, Kevin Wilk, James Andrews, and I have continuously adapted and expand ... Read on »
6 Keys to the Early Phases of Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Mar 2013 6:00am Tweet Tweet Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction surgery has evolved significantly over the last 25 years.  We have progressed from casting the knee to allowing immediate motion and weight bearing in just a short amount of time.  As our understanding of ... Read on »
Do ACL Hamstring Grafts Fail More than Patellar Tendon Grafts? by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Feb 2014 6:00am Tweet Tweet This month’s issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine included two studies comparing the revision rates of ACL reconstruction between hamstring grafts and patellar tendon grafts of over 25,000 people.  The overall number of people ... Read on »
Fear of Re-Injury and Return to Sport Following ACL Reconstruction by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 14 Feb 2011 2:06pm Fear of Re-injury and Low Confidence 1 Year after ACL Reconstruction: High Prevalence and Altered Self-ratings: CSM2011 Sports Section Platform Presentation Trevor Lentz, PT, CSCS This study won the Excellence in Research Award from the Sports Section of the APTA. Trevor’s primary clinical and research interests include rehabilitation of ... Read on »
10 Principles of Patellofemoral Rehabilitation by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 11:13pm Although the key to successful rehabilitation program for patellofemoral pain requires an accurate differential diagnosis, there are several principles to patellofemoral rehabilitation that should be considered when designing any program.  Below are what I would consider the 10 key principles of patellofemoral rehabilitation.  They can be used as ... Read on »
New Rehabilitation Protocols by Wilk and Reinold by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 3:21pm About a year ago, Kevin Wilk and I decided it was time to update and enhance our rehabilitation protocols.  This is a task we are actually continuously doing to some extent as we are always tweaking what we do with our patients.  Over the years our rehab protocols have become fairly popular due to their level of detail, comprehensiveness, and ov ... Read on »
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests by Medline Plus Posted Wed 21 Jul 2010 2:00pm One expert says treatment of the common knee injury is best decided case-by-case Wednesday, July 21, 2010 WEDNESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee are a relatively common and debilitating sports injury, typically leading to surgical repair. Bu ... Read on »
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACL TEARS by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Sun 16 May 2010 4:57am          Knee injuries often occur among active teens, especially athletes, and a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – a ligament that helps give the knee its stability – is a common knee injury.  Teens who play contact sports (like football and basketball) or so-called “cutting” sports (like soccer and baseball that feature swift, abrupt ... Read on »
What has the Biggest Impact on Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction Surgery? by Mike Reinold Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 May 2012 6:00am Tweet Tweet It is no surprise that loss of motion is one of the biggest factors in patient satisfaction following ACL reconstruction surgery, specifically loss of knee extension.  In addition to the limitations in functional activities that occur with loss of knee extension, we have al ... Read on »