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ACL and PCL Injuries, Surgeries, and Rehabilitation

presented by Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course will be retired and no longer available as of January 11, 2022. Please complete the course by December 31, 2021, to receive credit.

Learn how to address the multiplicity of problems that come with the rehabilitation of ACL and PCL injuries. Patients with these pathologies demand an attention to detail which is frequently not provided. This course will attempt to contextualize the learner to the historical development of the majority of commonplace procedures utilized in the clinic today. Terry Malone will teach learners to have a rich appreciation for the management of selected knee conditions from an evidence based perspective. Learn the general rules for the evaluation of ACL and PCL patients, appropriate tests, their implementation, and the challenges involved. Terry will present concepts for the rehabilitation of post-operative ACL and PCL injuries, the weekly stages involved in the progression of a rehab program, exercises, and key rules to follow with these patients. He will also review related case studies from his own clinical experience. Finally, he will outline programs for prevention of ACL injuries in today's athlete.

Meet Your Instructor

Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA

Dr. Terry Malone received his EdD and MSPT from Duke University in North Carolina and his BA from Bluffton College in Ohio. At Duke, he served as the initial Sports Physical Therapist and was the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine Clinic. He served as the initial Chairman of the Sports Specialization Council of the APTA…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

1. Introduction: Anatomy and Biomechanics

Expand your understanding of the anatomy of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and correlate these anatomic considerations in doing reconstructive surgery.

2. Evaluation

Understand general rules for the evaluation of ACL and PCL patients, the appropriate tests and their implementation, as well as the challenges involved in ACL and PCL evaluation. You will learn how to use examination results to inform your progression with patients, and review data on the sensitivity and specificity of various tests.

3. Review of Literature Comparisons

Through reviewing current literature, learn to differentiate ACL and PCL injuries in terms of the nature of injury, post-surgery consequences, rehabilitation concepts and surgery as an option for treatment.

4. ACL Rehab Concepts

Understand rehabilitation concepts for ACL injuries, as well as learn about the weekly stages involved in the progression of a rehabilitation program. You will learn about appropriate exercises, range of motion and weight bearing progression, isokinetics and be able to differentiate open vs. closed chain exercises.

5. PCL Concepts

Learn how PCL rehabilitation contrasts with that of the ACL, surgical implementation, key rehabilitation concepts, and the appropriate progression of a rehabilitation program, along with the various exercises and equipment available.

6. Case Studies

Terry reviews 3 full case studies from his own clinical experience. He will go over the mechanism of injury, surgical implementations, post-operative rehabilitation programs, and results for each case.

7. ACL History

Gain an understanding of ACL concepts from a historical perspective. You will learn about early historical understandings of ACL ruptures, and the evolution of various ACL concepts, which resulted in a merging of pathology and clinical outcomes. You will also learn about the evolution of various surgical and rehabilitation techniques.

8. Evidence-Based Approach

Learn how to implement an evidence-based approach toward ACL treatment, which involves the integration of clinical experience with the best available data from current research. You will understand the general rules for an evidence-based approach, and review various meta analyses and other relevant studies.

9. ACL Prevention

Understand ACL injury prevention, the prevalence and frequency in various populations, mechanisms of injury, and prevention theories. Review findings from research studies on the topic, and learn about various solutions for strength, flexion, and fatigue that can be implemented in training for the prevention of ACL injuries.

10. ACL Prevention Demonstrations

Various exercises and techniques for the prevention of ACL and PCL injuries will be demonstrated with a model.

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