Functional Outcome in Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with Immediate Full Weight Bearing Mobilization- Retrospective Study

Volume 6 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | Page 02-06 | Vijayamohan, Shyam Gopal V, Mohana Chandran, Aleena Antony


Author: Vijayamohan [1], Shyam Gopal V [1], Mohana Chandran [2],
                 Aleena Antony [3]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.
[2] Department of Physiotherapy, Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India
[3] Counsellor, Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Shyam Gopal V,
Specialist, Aster Centre of Excellence in Orthopaedics & Rheumatology, Aster Medcity, Kochi, Kerala, India.
E-mail: shyamg911@gmail.com


Abstract

Introduction: rehabilitation following arthroscopic repair of the anterior cruciate ligament is evolving with the advancement of techniques. The rehabilitation program should be based on scientific and clinical research and focus on specific drills and exercises designed to return the patient to the desired functional status and activity level as safely and as early as possible
In this study we evaluated the functional outcome of immediate full weight bearing mobilization following arthroscopic ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) reconstruction with quadrupled hamstring graft using endobutton and bioscrew.
Method: All patients with ACL deficient knee who underwent arthroscopic ACL reconstruction with quadrupled hamstring graft, with bioscrew and endobutton from 2014 – 2019 was included in the study. Functional outcome was retrospectively assessed in terms of stability, rom Lysholm and Tegner scoring was done at 3 months 6 months and 12 months post operation. Any complications which occurred were also noted.
Result: Following arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, immediate full weight bearing doesn’t cause any complications and has a better outcome as per our study.
Conclusion: With the advancement of fixation techniques immediate weight bearing mobilization after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction can give better functional outcome and improved patient satisfaction.
Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL); Functional outcome; Immediate Weight bearing.


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How to Cite this article: Vijayaohan, V Shyam Gopal, Chandran M, Antony A Functional | Outcome in Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with Immediate Full Weight Bearing Mobilization- Retrospective Study | Asian Journal of Arthroscopy | January- June 2021; 6(1): 02-06.


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