Author(s): Fithian DC, Powers CM, Khan N
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Abstract The principles of rehabilitation after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction are similar to those guiding rehabilitation after other ligamentous reconstructions of the knee, such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The key features are to address pain control, range of motion (ROM), quadriceps strengthening, and proximal lower limb control. Return of full ROM, pain control, and protected weight bearing are stressed in the early phases of recovery. Progression of strength training and return to functional activities follow lines of evidence regarding graft necrosis, remodeling, and tunnel ingrowth, which are most commonly associated with ACL reconstruction. Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Clin Sports Med
and referenced in International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation