Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : ACL reconstruction

Rehabilitation Of Post-Surgical Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction- A Case Report

Simran Jaiswal; Aachal Birelliwar; Neha Chitale; Pratik Phansopkar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 3913-3917

Introduction: Anterior cruciate ligament is one of the main ligament responsible for maintaining the dynamic stability of the knee joint. It connects femur with tibia and prevents anterior translation of tibia.anterior cruciate ligament and posterior cruciate ligament are primary rotatory stabilizers of knee joint. Any damage to ACL disturbs the dynamics of knee joint. This case study is focused on the treatment of a person with ACL reconstruction of the left knee after an accident. There are various techniques of surgery and protocols of rehabilitation which are proposed for the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries although still it remains unidentified as to which technique results in better outcome. Protocols of the rehabilitation have shown marked variations.
Case description: This is a case of 50 years old male who sustained anterior cruciate ligament tear after he meet with an accident. Patient had swelling over the knee region and giving away at the time of walking because of which he underwent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. The patient was mesomorphic in nature. Physical therapy rehabilitation protocol mainly focused on strengthening of quadriceps and hamstrings muscle and accordingly provided care in ways including postoperative weight bearing, gait training, improving strength of quadriceps and hamstring muscles.
Conclusion: Early postoperative recovery the patient had stiffness in the knee which required manipulations. Following these minor setbacks, the patient progressed well because of the motivation to continue with the physiotherapy and the management. The patient met all the goals of physiotherapy rehabilitation and did not have further complications.