Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears – Functional and Postop Rehab
This study evaluated the current literature for both functional and post-operative rehabilitation for PCL tears. A very comprehensive summary of the current treatment for acute PCL tears, both non-operatively and operatively, as well as post-operative treatment of PCL reconstructions was reviewed. This summary of all the current literature was provided such that further improvements in areas of research which will allow improved rehabilitation protocols for PCL injuries.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.