IJPR.2017.156

Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3 (June 2017)

Page No.: 2119-2126

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2017.156

EVALUATION OF REHABILITATION PARAMETERS AFTER ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION

Hamza Atwi 1, Younes Abbes 1, Ali Mansour 2, Khodor Haidar Hassan 3, Hassan Karaki *4.

1 MPT, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon.

2 PT, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon.

3 MD, PhD, Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon.

*4 PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon.

Address for Correspondence: Dr. Hassan Karaki, PT, PhD, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Public Health, Lebanese University, Hadath, Lebanon.  E-Mail: hkaraki@ul.edu.lb ; hkaraki@hotmail.com

ABSTRACT:

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to find out the ideal number of pre and post-operative physical therapy sessions, the importance of age, the training after the reeducation visits, the optimal time of evaluation after surgery, and the impact of the period between the time of injury and surgery on the post-operative functional outcomes of the knee.

Materials and Methods: We have selected 50 patients among 539 individuals who have had ACL reconstruction surgeries (from six months and more) using the Kenneth Jones technic (KJ), aged between 18 and 50 years, and have gone through the same reeducation protocol. They had to complete the IKDC score to evaluate and analyze the outcomes across the 6 variables cited above.

Results and Discussion: The student’s t-test has validated the results for the age (P<0.05). As a matter fact, the age above 35 years in not an obstacle any more to have good functional outcomes in the knee. The results of the surgery in relation with the period of time between the date of injury and the surgery may negatively or positively affect the outcomes. Therefore, the optimal period is at 1 to 1,5 months after the injury. The number of post-operative sessions ((P=0.75)>0.05) as well as the number of post-reeducation training days ((P=0.44>0.05) did not show significant impact on the functional outcomes of the knee.

Conclusion: The results of the surgery in relation with the number of visits following the operation have indicated a minimum of 15 sessions (79.3%) and a maximum of 20 to 25 sessions. Finally, there has not been a relevant relation between the date of evaluation and the functional outcomes of the knee.

Key words: Anterior cruciate ligament, KJ, IKDC, DITI, Lemaire.

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Cite this article: Hamza Atwi, Younes Abbes, Ali Mansour, Khodor Haidar Hassan, Hassan Karaki. EVALUATION OF REHABILITATION PARAMETERS AFTER ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION. Int J Physiother Res 2017;5(3):2119-2126. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2017.156
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