Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorDieckmann, Ansley
dc.contributor.authorEbert, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-06T20:16:56Z
dc.date.available2021-04-06T20:16:56Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10898/12537
dc.description.abstractWhile an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is the most common knee injury, it typically does not occur in isolation. Increased age and contact injuries have been associated with a higher incidence of concomitant damage. The impact of traumatic nerve injury on rehabilitation of the knee is not widely discussed in current literature and optimal timing of ACL reconstruction surgery is not largely agreed upon. Prehabilitation and rehabilitation are provided for patients who undergo knee reconstructive surgery. The purpose of this study is to examine the rehabilitation of a patient status post knee reconstruction when complicated by COVID-19 and fibular nerve damage. This study examines the rehabilitation of a 23-year-old male s/p ACL and LCL reconstruction. The patient presented to a physical therapy (PT) clinic following surgery and revealed that the initial injury occurred 3 months prior, but intervention was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nerve damage and delay in intervention altered his rehabilitation and current functional ability. Outcome measures used include the Lower Extremity Functional Scale, ranges of motion of involved joints, and manual muscle testing. This report details a case complicated by fibular nerve damage and delayed intervention after a severe knee injury. The complications led to impaired safety and function prior to surgery and interfered with PT. The patient may have had minimal difficulties when recovering without these complications.
dc.subjectCollege of Health Professions
dc.subjectARC21--Night 3
dc.titleA Knee Blowout Complicated by Fibular Nerve Damage and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Case Report
dc.typePresentation
refterms.dateFOA2021-04-06T20:16:56Z


Files in this item

Thumbnail
Name:
ARC21_COHP_018.pdf
Size:
1.336Mb
Format:
PDF

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record