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12 Steps for Progression and Return to Play after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

You'll need full text to actually see the program. I do not have access to this journal.

The primary author has done quite a bit of work in this area and I figured it might be worthwhile to share for those of you who treat individuals post anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 


Rehabilitation Principles of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Knee: Twelve Steps for Successful Progression and Return to Play.



The rehabilitation process begins immediately after injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The goal of preoperative rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for surgery. Current rehabilitation programs focus on strengthening exercises and proprioceptive and neuromuscular control drills to provide a neurologic stimulus. It is also important to address preexisting factors, especially for the female athlete, that may predispose to future injury, such as hip and hamstring weakness. Our goal in the rehabilitation program is to restore full, unrestricted function and to assist the patient to return to 100% of the preinjury level while achieving excellent long-term outcomes.

2017 Jan;36(1):189-232. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2016.08.012.