To establish the influence of the type of brace on the postoperative clinical evolution after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery in competitive sportspeople. Methods: The authors prospectively followed the evolution of three populations of ACL reconstruction: one who received a functional brace, the other a rigid brace and last no brace. The three groups followed the same rehabilitation program. The clinical parameters of evaluation were pain, perimeter patellar joint, range of motion, muscular atrophy, locking the quadriceps, and the quality of walking. We also used the IKDC subjective Knee Evaluation Form and PPLP scoring scale. Results: There is no clinically significant difference at about a month of surgery between the three groups (407 patients). There is no difference with the PPLP scoring scale. No repeat rupture is occurred postoperatively. There is a significant difference in the IKDC subjective (P=0.03) between the group with functional brace and rigid brace. Conclusion: With the same active rehabilitation program, the clinical evolution is identical with or without brace. The only difference is subjective (IKDC subjective Knee Evaluation Form).
|Translated title of the contribution||Influence of the type of knee brace on clinical postoperative evolution after anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in competitive sportspeople|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal de Traumatologie du Sport|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
- Anterior cruciate ligament