ACL Rehabilitation – Introduction

ACL Rehabilitation – Introduction

Anatomy, injury mechanisms and reconstruction of the ACL
Earlier in my practice, I had been convinced that there is no systematic approach to ACL rehab, believing that every patient is unique but this course has provided a checklist for evaluating my patients progress in a systematic manner as well as make timely evaluations and interventions for my patients during their rehab. Thank you so much Physiopedia team!
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Introduction

The ACL ligament is a key structure in the knee joint. Injury to this ligament results in many complications and alters the stability and function of the knee. Since an ACL tear is a very common presentation in physiotherapy clinics, understanding the basic structure and function of this ligament is of great importance. This course will take you through the basics of anatomy, biomechanics, injury mechanics and ACL reconstruction. You will also learn about the grades of injury, the principles of surgical reconstruction and graft selection.

Aims

This course outlines the ACL's influence on knee mechanics, the typical injury positions, and surgical techniques.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video presentation by Luke O'Brien
  2. Reading activities
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.