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Limitation of Joint Range of Motion After Surgery of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament

  • Pierre Chambat
  • Christian Guier
  • Jean-Marie Fayard
  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
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Abstract

Limitations of range of motion recovery after ACL reconstruction are not exceptional. They are even more severe with longer follow-up. Pain, quadriceps insufficiency, and sometimes, inflammatory syndrome are part of these problems. To minimize this risk, it is firstly important to recover preoperative full range of motion. Positioning of the graft must be perfect intraoperatively, and it is important to have an effective and painless rehabilitation postoperatively.

If, despite these precautions, there is a delay in the range of motion recovery, what to do is not always simple. From arthroscopic anterior release to a more aggressive open surgery with posterior capsular release, it is also important to discuss the good timing for the surgery.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Patellar Tendon Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Anterior Knee Pain Flexion Contracture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Chambat
    • 1
  • Christian Guier
    • 2
  • Jean-Marie Fayard
    • 1
  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of orthopaedic surgeryCentre Orthopédique SantyLyonFrance
  2. 2.Department of orthopaedic surgeryOrthopaedic and Sports Medecine ClinicJackson HoleUSA

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