Update on accelerated rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

  title={Update on accelerated rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={K. Donald Shelbourne and Thomas E. Klootwyk and M S Decarlo},
  journal={The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy},
  volume={15 6},
Rehabilitation of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed knee continues to be a topic of intense interest among surgeons and therapists. Since 1987, over 880 patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction using the central one-third of the bone patellar tendon bone graft have followed our accelerated rehabilitation protocol. Follow-up of the patients reveals early return to athletic activity and maintenance of long-term stability. Our 1987 accelerated rehabilitation program… CONTINUE READING

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