Results of a Rehabilitation Program After Surgery of Knee Multiple Ligament Injury: A Case Report
1School of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
2Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
3Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
Keywords: Multiple ligament injury, knee, rehabilitation
Many anatomical structures contribute to knee stability. Four important ligaments (anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and lateral collateral ligament) are the most important stabilizers of the knee. Multiple ligament injury is the tear of two or more large knee ligaments and results in multidirectional instability and knee laxity. After multiple ligament injuries, morbidity rate is high, and patients may complain of instability and pain even years following the injury. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a rehabilitation program applied to a patient who had undergone surgery after multiple ligament injury. Stability tests, universal goniometer measurements, Visual Analogue Scale, isokinetic testing, manual muscle test, Lysholm Knee Score and IKDC (Knee Documentation Committee) 2000 Knee Rating Score were used to assess the patient. The specified treatment program was applied in the first six months, three days a week and each session lasted about 60 min. The evaluation process was completed in the form of face-to-face interview and exercise control, once a month for the next six months. At the end of the treatment, no serious deficit or instability remained in the knee, and the rehabilitation program was completed successfully.
Cite this article as: Ergan M, Baskurt Z, Cetin C et al. Results of a rehabilitation program after surgery of knee multiple ligament injury: A case report. Turk J Sports Med. 2019;54(3):202-6.