This on-demand webinar was recorded on April 4, 2017
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common and predominantly successful surgical intervention. But are there any specific preoperative patient characteristics or intraoperative surgeon decisions that lead to better or worse outcomes? And can understanding brain function changes of patients after ACL reconstruction reveal insights into ways that postsurgical rehabilitation can be improved, to further enhance outcomes?
Those intriguing and clinically applicable questions will be addressed during a webinar, hosted jointly by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) and the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT).
JBJS co-author Kurt Spindler, MD will discuss findings from a longitudinal analysis that identified certain baseline patient characteristics and intraoperative choices that predicted higher and lower SF-36 Physical Component scores after ACL reconstruction.
JOSPT co-author Dustin Grooms, PhD will share recently published results of a controlled laboratory study that employed functional MRI to investigate brain-activation differences between patients who did and did not undergo ACL reconstruction.
Moderated by Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, a leading authority on rehabilitation of sports injuries, the webinar will include additional insights from expert commentators Eric McCarty, MD and Karin Silbernagel, PT, PhD. The last 15 minutes will be devoted to a live Q&A session between the audience and panelists.