Key Features

  • Numerous photos and radiographs of topics discussed in the text serve as excellent visual references in the clinical setting.
  • Detailed descriptions of the most current surgical protocols for various knee and shoulder pathologies help readers recommend the best treatment based on proven rehabilitation plans.
  • The inflammatory response is described, with regard to its role in soft tissue healing following surgical procedures of the knee and shoulder.
  • Protocols based on the most recent research available promotes evidence-based practice.
  • A chapter on rotator cuff injuries includes authoritative, up-to-date information on this topic.
  • A chapter on cartilage replacement focuses on the "nuts and bolts" of rehabilitation for this common injury, offering current, hands-on information about one of the fastest changing treatment protocols.
  • Contributors are expert therapists and physicians - respected leaders in their field.
  • Each chapter highlights post-op guidelines and protocols in a consistent format that's immediately accessible and easy to reference.
  • Comprehensive information on soft tissue healing is presented.
  • A separate section on multiple ligament knee injuries presents hard-to-find information that's rarely covered in other resources or literature.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Concepts in Post-Surgical Management
1. The Inflammatory Process and Post-Surgical Soft Tissue Healing
2. Post-Surgical Immobilization vs. Mobilization
3. Pre- Operative and Post Surgical Musculoskeletal Examination of the Knee
4. Pre-Operative and Post Surgical Musculoskeletal Examination of the Shoulder
5. Training for Strength Power and Endurance
6. Propriocepive Neuromuscular Control: Implications for the Post-Operative Knee Patient
7. Propriocepive Neuromuscular Control: Implications for the Post-Operative Shoulder Patient

Ligament Injuries
8. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using Ipsilateral patellar tendon autograft
9. Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction using Contralateral patellar tendon autograft
10. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the hamstring/Gracillis Autograft
11. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using an allograft source
12. Complications with Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
13. Strain Gauge Studies and Their Implications to Post-operative ACL Rehabilitation
14. Posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation
15. Combination ligament injuries
16. Prevention of rupture or re-rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.
Knee Meniscus Injuries
17. Meniscus: Meniscectomy, meniscus repair, and meniscus allograft replacement
18. Complications with Meniscus surgery.
Knee Articular Cartilage Injuries
19. Cartilage repair: Chondroplasty, abrasion arthroplasty, microfracture
20. OATS, Autologus Chondrocyte Implantation cartilage replacements, Mosaicplasty
21. Complications with cartilage repairs
22. Proximal and distal realignment procedures
23. Arthroscopic Lateral Release
Knee Tendon Ruptures
24. Quadriceps & Patellar Tendon Ruptures

Shoulder Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
25. Acromiocl


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About the editor

Robert Manske

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair Department of Physical Therapy Wichita State University Wichita, KS