Rehabilitation after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Dry Land vs Aquatic Rehabilitation

SUMMARY Purpose. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is a common injury in athletes and active patients. Aquatic therapy seems to be effective for the rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction, good outcomes and shorter rehabilitation time have been report­ed compared to dry land rehabilitation. The purpose of this study is to compare the results of dry land … Continued

Impact of Structural and Physiological Changes in the Vastus Medialis Muscle Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and Reconstruction on Short Term Patient-Reported Knee Function

SUMMARY Objective. The objective of this study was to observe the structural and physiological changes in vastus medialis and its impact on short-term patient-reported knee function following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and reconstruction. Patients and methods. A prospective observational study was conducted on 16 young individuals with an ACL injury. The cross-sectional area (CSA) … Continued

Quick Recovery and No Arthrofibrosis in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a Prospective Trial of Early versus Delayed Reconstruction

SUMMARY Background. Anterior cruciate ligaments tears is one of the most frequent orthopaedics and sports medicine injuries in the athletically active population and timing of reconstruction represents a debated topic. The aim of the study is to compare range of motion (ROM) recovery and clinical outcomes between patients operated for acute reconstruction (maximum 2 weeks injury-surgery interval) and delayed … Continued