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Knee rehab

Jacob Budny, Joseph Fox, Michael Rauh, Marc Fineberg
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most commonly performed and researched orthopedic procedures. As technology and comparative research have advanced, surgical practices have changed to achieve a superior outcome. Our group performed a survey of orthopedic surgeons to evaluate current practice trends and techniques as a follow-up to similar surveys performed in 1999 and 2006. In a survey between 2013 and 2014 consisting of 35 questions regarding the surgical technique, graft choice, fixation method, and perioperative care in ACL reconstruction was sent electronically to the members of the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America...
March 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Rana Dawood Ahmad Khan, Syed Muhammad Tayyab Hassan, Usama Bin Saeed, Ajmal Yasin
BACKGROUND: The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is increasing, especially in young active adults. Various surgical options like bone-patellar tendon-bone graft and hamstring autograft have been the focus of evaluation and comparison in various aspects, each having specific advantages and demerits. We are increasingly using and analysing quadrupled hamstring autograft for ACL reconstruction. Previously it was advocated as a sports injury, but now we note that road traffic accidents (RTAs) are the most common cause of ACL tear...
November 2015: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Erik S Jorgenson, Diane M Richardson, Arwin M Thomasson, Charles L Nelson, Said A Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION: To examine racial variations in access to postacute care (PAC) and rehabilitation (Rehab) services following elective total knee arthroplasty and whether where patients go after surgery for PAC/Rehab is associated with 30-day readmission to acute care facility. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sample consisted of 129 522 patients discharged from 169 hospitals in the State of Pennsylvania between fiscal years 2008 and 2012. We used multinomial regression models to assess the relationship between patient race and discharge destination after surgery, for patients aged 18 to 64 years and for those aged 65 and older...
December 2015: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Dragana Dragicevic Cvjetkovic, Sinisa Bijeljac, Stanislav Palija, Goran Talic, Tatjana Nozica Radulovic, Milkica Glogovac Kosanovic, Slavko Manojlovic
INTRODUCTION: Numerous rehab protocols have been used in rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction. Isokinetic testing is an objective way to evaluate dynamic stability of the knee joint that estimates the quality of rehabilitation outcome after ACL reconstruction. Our investigation goal was to show importance of isokinetic testing in evaluation thigh muscle strength in patients which underwent ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation protocol. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In prospective study, we evaluated 40 subjects which were divided into two groups...
February 2015: Medical Archives
Nemat Z Yassin, Siham M El-Shenawy, Rehab F Abdel-Rahman, Mostafa Yakoot, Mohamed Hassan, Sherine Helmy
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the effect of topical application of a Copper indomethacin (Cu-Indo) gel preparation on monosodium iodoacetate (MIA) induced arthritis of the knee joint of rats and to test our hypothesis that copper complex of indomethacin could be a more potent anti-inflammatory agent than its parent compound. METHODS: After induction of osteoarthritis by the intracapsular injection of 50 μL with 40 mg/mL MIA, we compared the anti-inflammatory efficacy and safety of a topical application of 1% indomethacin gel in a dose of 1 g/kg of the gel (equivalent to 10 mg/kg of the active substance) daily for 3 weeks versus three decremental dose levels of Cu-Indo gel: an equivalent dose, half the dose, and 25% of the dose of indomethacin...
2015: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
Gabriel Stan, Horia Orban
INTRODUCTION: This study assesses the changes in human gait in the early postoperative phase of unilateral TKA, by evaluating the variability of free moment. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The study group consisted of 10 patients from the Orthopedic Department of the 'Elias' University Hospital in Bucharest who undergone unilateral knee arthroplasty with the same type of posterior cruciate ligament substituting prosthesis. For the evaluation of free moment an AMTI AccuGait force platform was used...
December 2014: Mædica
Atiye Karimzadehfini, Vahid Zolaktaf, Babak Vahdatpour
BACKGROUND: This investigation compared the effects of exercise rehabilitation and bracing on muscle flexibility and strength as well as knee proprioception and pain in female sufferers of lateral displacement of patella (LDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two females with unilateral LDP were randomly divided into two groups to receive exercises (n = 12) or patellar brace (n = 10). Both groups were evaluated before and after 8 weeks with isokinetic dynamometer (Biodex System 3 Pro) for muscle strength and proprioception, with SLR, Active Knee Flexion, and Sit and Reach tests for flexibility assessment and with a visual analog scale for pain...
2014: Advanced Biomedical Research
C McAuley, M D Westby, A Hoens, D Troughton, R Field, M Duggan, W D Reid
PURPOSE: To identify physiotherapists' familiarity with and experience using outcome measures (OMs) along the care continuum for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA) of the hip and knee. Views on future use and barriers were also captured. METHODS: A stratified random sample of physiotherapists in one Canadian province completed a questionnaire about 19 standardized and clinically feasible OMs. Analyses included descriptive statistics and chi-square and McNemar tests to compare use of OMs for clinical decision making and program evaluation...
2014: Physiotherapy Canada. Physiothérapie Canada
Marios Kambouris, Rachid C Maroun, Tawfeg Ben-Omran, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Khaoula Errafii, Rehab Ali, Hala Boulos, Patrick A Curmi, Hatem El-Shanti
BACKGROUND: A consanguineous Arab family is affected by an apparently novel autosomal recessive disorder characterized by cognitive impairment, failure-to-thrive, hypotonia and dysmorphic features including bilateral ptosis and epicanthic folds, synophrys, midface hypoplasia, downturned mouth corners, thin upper vermillion border and prominent ears, bilateral 5th finger camptodactyly, bilateral short 4th metatarsal bones, and limited knee mobility bilaterally. METHODS: The family was studied by homozygosity mapping, candidate gene mutation screening and whole Exome Next Generation Sequencing of a single affected member to identify the offending gene and mutation...
2014: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
Joshua S Everhart, Thomas M Best, David C Flanigan
PURPOSE: Lack of return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction often occurs despite adequate restoration of knee function, and there is growing evidence that psychological difference among patients may play an important role in this discrepancy. The purpose of this review is to identify baseline psychological factors that are predictive of clinically relevant ACL reconstruction outcomes, including return to sport, rehab compliance, knee pain, and knee function...
March 2015: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Jennifer Yasu Stone, Robert Schaal
The efficacy of the rehabilitative process following articular cartilage repair in the knee can be the factor that determines the patient's long-term success, especially for return to sport. Articular cartilage repairs show great promise in allowing patients to return to their former level of function and, when complimented with an appropriate postoperative rehabilitation program, can be highly successful in allowing return to even very high level athletics. This article seeks to overview the most recent evidence regarding the general rehabilitation process for the common types of cartilage repair, discuss common complications which may arise, and determine an athlete's readiness to return to sport...
July 2012: Journal of Knee Surgery
He Wang, Lindsey Rolston
Partial knee replacement (PKR) results in fast recovery and good knee mechanics and is ideal to treat medial knee osteoarthritis. Cementless PKR depends on bone growing into the implant surface for long-term fixation. Implant loosening may occur due to high tensile strain resulted from large mechanical loads during rehab exercises. The purpose of this study is to investigate whether external fixations such as superior screw and frontal flange could reduce the tensile strain at the implant-bone interface. Three medial PKRs were designed...
2012: International Journal of Rheumatology
A Spieser, O Mittag, S Brüggemann, W H Jäckel
Implementation of the pilot version of the rehab therapy standards for rehabilitation following total hip or knee replacement was accompanied by a user survey. This survey allowed rehab centres to comment on the standards and suggest changes.Early 2010 a total of 160 rehab centres that had treated at least 50 German Pension Fund insurees following total hip or knee replacement in 2008 received a written survey together with an overview of performance data according to KTL (Classification of Therapeutic Procedures), data that reflect the degree to which the centres had complied with the requirements of the therapy standards...
August 2012: Die Rehabilitation
Hayri Baran Yosmaoğlu, Gül Baltacı, Defne Kaya, Hamza Ozer, Ahmet Atay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of Endobutton post-fixation and femoral (TransFix) transfixation in ACL reconstruction on lower extremity muscle strength, joint position sense, and knee stability. METHODS: Subjects who had undergone ACL reconstruction with hamstring tendon using Endobutton post-fixation (n=20, mean age: 26.5 years) or femoral transfixation (n=20, mean age: 29.9 years) were recruited to an ACL rehabilitation program. Twelve months after surgery, quadriceps and hamstring torque values were recorded using an isokinetic dynamometer...
2011: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Ulla-Britt Flansbjer, Jan Lexell
OBJECTIVE: To assess the reliability of knee extensor and flexor muscle strength measurements in persons with late effects of polio. DESIGN: A test-retest reliability study. SUBJECTS: Thirty men and women (mean age 63 (standard deviation 6.4) years) with verified late effects of polio. METHODS: Knee extensor and flexor muscle strength in both lower limbs were measured twice 7 days apart using a Biodex dynamometer (isokinetic concentric contractions at 60 degrees /sec and isometric contractions with knee flexion angle 90 degrees) and a Leg Extension/Curl Rehab exercise machine with pneumatic resistance (HUR) (isotonic contractions)...
June 2010: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
M Gülich, O Mittag, E Müller, A Uhlmann, S Brüggemann, W H Jäckel
In the framework of the Practice Guidelines programme of the German Federal Pension Insurance (DRV Bund) evidence-based standards for rehabilitation following total hip or knee replacement are to be developed. The results of a quantitative analysis of present health-care on the basis of documented treatments (KTL) from 5 838 rehab patients are reported here. Based on a systematic review of international trials, treatment modules were specified and analyzed as to frequency and duration of current treatment. Furthermore, separate analyses were conducted for gender, age, and different clinics...
February 2010: Die Rehabilitation
A J Boon, J Smith, E R Laskowski
Injury patterns in snowboarding differ from those in Alpine skiing. Snowboarders tend to have fewer knee and thumb injuries than skiers but more upper-extremity trauma, fractures in general, and ankle injuries. Of particular concern in snowboarding is fracture of the lateral process of the talus (LPT), which masquerades as an inversion ankle sprain, is often missed, and can lead to significant disability. Signs are typically similar to those of inversion sprains, but pain on palpation of the lateral process can be helpful in diagnosis...
April 1999: Physician and Sportsmedicine
Pinar Balci, Volga Bayrakçi Tunay, Gül Baltaci, Ahmet Ozgür Atay
OBJECTIVES: The effects of two different closed kinetic chain exercises were compared in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). METHODS: Forty female patients with unilateral PFPS were randomly divided into two groups to receive exercises with the hip internally rotated (n=20, mean age 39.1 + or - 8.0 years) or externally rotated (n=20, mean age 36.1 + or - 8.7 years) with the use of the Monitored Rehab Functional Squat (MRFS) System. The duration of exercises was four weeks with a total of 20 sessions...
November 2009: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
B C Craven, A R Morris
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study. OBJECTIVES: To report the intra-rater (one rater), inter-rater (two raters) and inter-session (one subject, sessions 1-5) reliability of lower extremity modified Ashworth scale (MAS) scores among patients with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Tertiary Academic Rehab Centre in Toronto, Canada. METHODS: MAS scores of 20 subjects with chronic SCI (C5-T10 AIS A-D>12 months) were recorded for the hip abductors and adductors, knee flexors and extensors, and ankle plantar and dorsiflexors...
March 2010: Spinal Cord
Lorraine Steefel
An RN-parent describes her angst about the care her daughter received in a hospital and in a rehab facility, and how she came to terms with her nurse and parent identities.
2009: Creative Nursing
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