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Postoperative Rehabilitation of the Multiligament-Reconstructed Knee

Edson, Craig J. M.H.S., P.T., A.T.C.

Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review: July-August-September 2001 - Volume 9 - Issue 3 - p 247-254

When designing rehabilitation programs following multiple ligament reconstruction, consideration should be given to graft protection, patient function, and functional outcomes. The programs outlined in this article are founded upon basic scientific principles as they relate to the effects of range of motion and strengthening exercises on graft healing and restoration of patient function. As with the surgical techniques, rehabilitation programs are ever evolving and are becoming less conservative with experience, improved fixation techniques, and additional research.

From the Geisinger/Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania.

Send correspondence and reprint requests to Craig J. Edson, M.H.S., P.T., A.T.C., Geisinger/Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 100 North Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822-2130.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.