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ACE Report #4817
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

PCL reconstruction: Cast immobilization improves posterior stability compared to bracing


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Does cast immobilization contribute to posterior stability after posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction?

Arthroscopy. 2013 Mar;29(3):500-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.10.019. Epub 2013 Jan 23

Contributing Authors: KH Yoon SW Park SH Lee MH Kim SY Park H Oh

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Synopsis

44 patients undergoing arthroscopic single-bundle reconstruction for isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction were randomized to wear either a long leg cast (5 weeks) followed by a brace (until 12 weeks) or a brace for 12 weeks following surgery, in order to compare the outcomes of each rehabilitation technique. Following evaluations over a 2 year period, it was determined that ap...

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