Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

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  • Exterior Cruciate Trauma Case Study

    One of the prevalent and frequently seen surgeries in Physical Therapy is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction which is the result of an injury. The ACL is a ligament in the knee. The ligament crosses through to the back of the knee. In sports, an injury to the ACL has been known to take athletes out for a season. The anatomy of the ACL is created to support the knee. The ACL creates a cross in the knee when partnered with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The PCL runs opposite the ACL and helps the ACL to support the knee. The job of the anterior cruciate ligament is to keep the tibia from moving in the anterior direction and the femur from rotating. The ACL is a common repair and occurs in sports. There are two types…

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  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Case Study

    An individual who sustains an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may require surgical intervention. Athletes and those who live an active lifestyle from all over the world choose to have Dr. Adam W. Anz perform their anterior cruciate ligament repair or reconstruction surgery. Dr. Anz is a premiere orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Returning to Sports Following ACL Surgery Multiple factors affect the length of time it…

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  • Acl Reconstruction Case Study

    The effect of NMES treatment on ACL reconstruction Tori Nothnagel Appalachian State University nothnagelvm@appstate.edu 1) Clinical Scenario Athlete is a 19 year-old female soccer player that is post-surgical ACL reconstruction to her right knee. The injury is limiting activities, such as a normal walking gait. The athlete is on crutches, which is another activity limitation. The athlete also has limited muscle strength within the quads and has muscle atrophy on the injured leg. She has…

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  • The Importance Of Knee Surgery

    Although the efficacy of bracing the knee post-anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has been widely debated, knee bracing has been regarded as a necessity for protection of the ACL post reconstructive surgery. Functional knee braces are intended to stabilize the knee during rotation, reduce strain on the ACL graft, and are most often seen in in sports that require various, fast direction changes (Paluska & Mckeag , 2000). Typically, the choice of the patient wearing or not wearing a…

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  • Student Athletes Knee

    Athletes Knee“d” Answers In the span of a year, approximately 200,000 - 300,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries are performed, of those surgeries, 90% are student athletes. Just last year, the amount of ACL surgeries increased by 25% , becoming just as popular as concussions and rotator cuff injuries. ACL tears are most common in female basketball and soccer players. Recently, studies have shown that because girls have more of a knock-knee alignment they are 2 to 8 more times to…

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  • Acl Tears Research Paper

    likely one is to return to sports after an ACL tear, it is necessary to know what the ACL is, and its purpose. First of all, the ACL is a ligament. Ligaments are structures made of connective tissue. Their job is to stabilize a joint by connecting bones across the joint. ACL stands for anterior cruciate ligament, it is a ligament in the knee that connects the bones of the knee joint, specifically the tibia and femur. The ACL is one of the two most important ligaments in the knee, providing…

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  • Smooth Cruciate Ligament (PCL)

    The posterior cruciate ligament(PCL) is one of, if not, the strongest ligament in the knee and often described as the “primary stabilizer of the knee”(emedicine, Charles S Peterson, MD). While this is not one of the more common of the 4 stabilizing knee ligaments, it serves a great purpose. The posterior cruciate ligament is twice as strong and twice as thick than it’s “sister” anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The PCL is extends from the lateral surface of the medial femoral condyle to the…

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  • Pivot Shift Test Essay

    Nagai, K., Hoshino, Y., Nishizawa, Y., Araki, D., Matsushita, T., Matsumoto, T., ... & Kuroda, R. (2015). Quantitative comparison of the pivot shift test results before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by using the three-dimensional electromagnetic measurement system. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 23(10), 2876-2881. Jaylen Dawson Lower Evaluation April 11, 2017 Article Review #2 When testing for anterolateral instability there are many tests that can be used…

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  • Return To Football: A Case Study

    Return to soccer following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are among the most common injuries of lower limb in soccer. The touchstone for treatment of ACL tear is surgical reconstruction, which may overcome functional instability of knee joint, thereby lowering the risk of subsequent damage to articular cartilage and menisci. However, there is lacking clear criteria when deciding with players aiming for return to competitive games after ACL…

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  • Knee Injury Prevention Study

    As previously mentioned, female athletes have a much higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries then male athletes. However, the question that needs to be considered is, should hormones be a reason researchers should consider? In the article, Knee and Hip Loading Patterns at Different Phases in the Menstrual Cycle, Daiuseviciute and colleagues (2011) followed 10 healthy females during their menstrual cycles to determine if there was a difference in jumps during the different phases.…

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