Rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction is crucial part of treatment. Overall result depends very much on systemic physiotherapy. Things have changed a lot. We have progressed from plastering the knee in initial years to allowing immediate motion and weight bearing in just a short amount of time as per todays protocol. As our understanding of rehabilitation concepts continue to evolve, our focus has shifted towards functional exercise, which is integral to maximise results following ACL reconstruction surgery.
Now a day because of increase interest in sports and endurance activities, we are getting more and more professional and recreational sportsman with ACL tears. Of course their wish is to get back to field as early as possible. Though its usually advisable to avoid sports and dance for atlas 9 months after ACL reconstruction.
While everyone wants to talk about advanced exercises and return to sport, Early phase of rehab is probably infinitely more important. If the early phases of ACL rehab go poorly, you will surely be behind for the duration of your rehab.
Following are critical points of early Rehab…..