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Accelerated ACL Rehabilitation 2007_2

Accelerated ACL Rehabilitation 2007_2

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Accelerated ACLRehabilitation
Hu
g
h West, Jr., MD K. Donald Shelbourne, MD
Purpose
20 minute overview of one accelerated ACL rehabilitation techni
q
ueuNot intended to create a debate over theories or practices
Due to time constraints
DWill challen
g
e current models andpractices
 
Objectives
O
Back
g
round on Dr. Shelbourne Shelboune-based rehabilitation protocolbRehabilitation considerations
Dr. Shelbourne
 
Practicin
g
since 1982 with a knee onlyfocus
 
Currently limits practice to ACL repair,simple scopes, and reali
g
nments.
 
Reports a patient profile of “>50%youn
g
athletes”
 
Over 80 publications as primary author (knee related)
 
Holds patent on the cryo-cuff 
 
Dr. Shelne
"
What I've Learned About the ACL
"
, KDS, 2003
Claims that most ph
y
sicians tend to focus onthe sur 
g
ical techni
q
ue
States “rehabilitation is an afterthou
g
ht… left to theph
y
sical therapist/athletic trainer to fi
g
ure out”
u
Demands a lon
g
term follow up of patients
Emplo
y
s ~4 FTE researchers
sPerforms all rehabilitation in-house
Emplo
y
s 5 PTs and/or ATCs
What I’ve Learned About the ACL
, KDS, 2003

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