A Systematic Review of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation Part II: Open Versus Closed Kinetic Chain Exercises, Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Accelerated Rehabilitation, and Miscellaneous Topics

  • Wright R
  • Preston E
  • Dunn W
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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common surgical knee procedure that requires intensive postoperative rehabilitation by the patient. A variety of randomized controlled trials have investigated aspects of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation. A systematic review of English language level 1 and 2 studies identified 54 appropriate randomized controlled trials of ACL rehabilitation. This part of the article discusses open versus closed kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, accelerated rehabilitation, and miscellaneous topics.

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Authors

  • Rick W. Wright

  • Emily Preston

  • Warren R. Dunn

  • John E. Kuhn

  • Kurt P. Spindler

  • Braden C. Fleming

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