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Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries can occur in isolation and in combination with other knee pathologies. Despite being very strong, PCL tears are not uncommon however there is limited research evidence available to guide rehabilitation after reconstruction surgery. In this course, Luke O’Brien will share his experience in rehabilitating PCL injuries following surgery and how he prepares athletes to return safely to sport.
This course aims to give you a framework with realistic time frames that you can adapt as a guide when designing a rehabilitation plan for your patients with PCL reconstruction.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
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.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- identify the 2 main functions of the PCL
- define the 3 main clinical presentations of PCL injuries
- select at least 4 signs of PCL injuries and 5 special tests to assist in the diagnosis of the pathology
- justify the use of double bundle reconstruction based on the 3 objectives of the surgical intervention
- design a post operative rehabilitation plan for PCL reconstruction based on the objectives and guidelines for early and late stages