Many controversial topics exist throughout the ACL reconstruction rehabilitation process of athletes. It is imperative for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals to have a thorough review of the literature addressing these specific topics to allow for the opportunity to improve return to play outcomes in competitive athletes. Through lecture based techniques, the instructor will provide an overarching review of the literature as it pertains to ACL reconstruction and rehabilitation. The participants will compare the guidelines presented within the lecture to their own current clinical practice and assess the need for change within their specific patient population.
|Contact Hours: 3||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Introduction to ACL Rehabilitation
- Spirit of Inquiry
- Common Causes/Findings
- Failure rates between graft types
- Danish Knee Ligament Registry
- Norwegian Knee Ligament Registry
- Controversial Topics
- ACL Surgery in Young Active Adult
- ACL Autograft Source
- Graft Type: Autograft versus Allograft
- ACL Post-Operative Functional Bracing
- ACL Neuromuscular Training
- Early rehabilitation
- Early weight bearing and ROM
- Post-operative bracing
- Open vs. Closed chain exercises
- Essential Keys
- Knee Extension Documentation
- Return to Running Progression
- Functional Hop testing
- Quality of Movement
- Tuck Jump Assessment
- Return to Play Testing
- Isokinetic Testing
- Functional Hop testing.
- Quality of Movement (Tuck Jump, Y-balance, FMS)
- Subjective scoring (IKDC, Lysholm, ACL-RSI, Subjective knee score)
- Preliminary conclusions
- Clinical bottom line
Course Goals & Objectives:
All treatment decisions should be made with the individual patient circumstances in mind (AAOS, 2014). Mutual communication between the patient, physician, and sports medicine professional will enhance the probability of successful outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Due to all of these significant factors affecting the rehabilitation progression and return to play decision of athletes, it is imperative for athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals to have a thorough review of the literature addressing these specific topics to allow for the opportunity to improve return to play outcomes in competitive athletes.
- Recognize the importance and need of surgical reconstruction of ACL ligament in young active population.
- Identify similarities and differences in outcomes between autograft sources
- Identify the different choice between autograft and allograft type.
- Identify the need or lack of need for use of functional bracing after ACL reconstruction
- List the benefits of implementing a neuromuscular rehabilitation plan.
- Identify appropriate rehabilitation exercises during different stages of post-operative care.
- Recognize the difference between functional tests, including hop test and tuck jump assessment.
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level: Advanced
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – J.D. Boudreaux is employed by a private outpatient sports medicine clinic and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service