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Quality-of-movement patterns still present 6 months after ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today—October 1, 2016

Orthopedics Today writes on study results presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting that stated patients demonstrated quality of movement patterns associated with initial injury at 6 months after ACL reconstruction.

"Movement patterns associated with initial and second ACL injury are consistently present at 6 months regardless of gender, limb, surgeon or physical therapist," said Theresa Chiaia, PT, DPT, physical therapist at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Chiaia along with Polly de Mille, RN, MA, RCEP, CSCS, USAT, exercise physiologist at HSS, administered 10 quality-of-movement assessment tasks among 136 patients who underwent ACL reconstruction.

"Each task is assessed with the following criteria: movement strategy or where does the athlete move from first and foremost (do they move through their knees or preferably through their hips for a hip strategy); depth of movement; alignment; symmetry; control and pain," de Mille said.

Results showed all patients had risky movement patterns for at least one task and 60% of patients had risky movement patterns in five or more tasks.

Read the full article at Healio.com.


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