Acl reconstruction (Revision)

Background data: One of the most common knee injuries is an anterior cruciate ligament sprain or tear. Athletes who participate in high demand sports like soccer, football, and basketball are more likely to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments. About half of all injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament occur along with damage to other structures in the knee, such as articular cartilage, meniscus, or other ligaments. It often requires surgery and rehabilitation after that plays a critical role.

Demographic data: Ms Khatija had undergone Revision ACL reconstruction along with medial meniscal repair on March 2015. She had an ACL tear last August and was subsequently operated for it, she started with her rehab process but unfortunely the graft gave away and her knee became unstable. She took multiple opinions and it was decided she will have to undergo revision surgery. She was again operated in March 2015 in Mumbai. She came to our clinic in May, 2015. We evaluated her knee ROM, strength and stability, she also had an extension lag of 5 degrees, but given the complexity of the surgery, we had to customize her rehab plan.

Physiotherapy intervention: We began by working on her knee strengthening, correction of her lag and also started her on proprioceptive training. She was trained for all these components under watchful supervision of Dr Sunny, who also spoke to her operating surgeon in Mumbai to make sure his opinion is taken on board. We used our highly advanced Thera band wall station for her functional and strengthening training.

Discussion: Post 4 weeks of rehab, Ms Khatija has shown significant improvement in knee ROM, strength and stability. Her surgeon was highly satisfied with her recovery, infact she discontinued wearing knee brace from last week.

Physio comments: Ms Khatija is highly motivated and very regular with her physiotherapy that has helped her to achieve good recovery. She is going to united stated for her higher studies next month, we wish her all the very best