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Improvements in Rehabilitation of the Postmeniscectomized or Meniscal-Repaired Patient

SCHILDEN, J., L. VANDER

Section Editor(s): WEBBER, RICHARD J. PH.D.

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: March 1990 - Volume 252 - Issue - p 73–79
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Recent advances in the surgical management of meniscal problems (arthroscopic meniscectomy or meniscal repair) have been associated with far less morbidity postoperatively. Aggressive rehabilitation programs using innovative devices have allowed the patients an early return to normal activities or competition. Even with the best surgical technique, rehabilitation of the hamstring and quadriceps musculature is necessary to provide the patient with an optimal surgical result.

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Reprint requests to J. L. Vander Schilden, M.D., Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham, Slot 531, Little Rock, AR 72205.

Received: June 5, 1989.

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