A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part I: continuous passive motion, early weight bearing, postoperative bracing, and home-based rehabilitation.

Journal Article (Review)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common surgical knee procedure that requires intensive postoperative rehabilitation by the patient. A variety of randomized controlled trials have investigated aspects of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation. A systematic review of English language level 1 and 2 studies identified 54 appropriate randomized controlled trials of ACL rehabilitation. Topics discussed in this part of the article include continuous passive motion, early weight bearing in motion, postoperative bracing, and home-based rehabilitation.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wright, RW; Preston, E; Fleming, BC; Amendola, A; Andrish, JT; Bergfeld, JA; Dunn, WR; Kaeding, C; Kuhn, JE; Marx, RG; McCarty, EC; Parker, RC; Spindler, KP; Wolcott, M; Wolf, BR; Williams, GN

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 224

PubMed ID

  • 18686484

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1938-2480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1538-8506

Language

  • eng