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Treat the patient, not only the scan.
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Great info-graphic posted by The British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM).
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Our #FitnessFriday features Ryan who tore his ACL and LCL due to an accident when he was working as a firefighter in Montana during the summer. A log hit him and tore these two ligaments.
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He formerly served in the military and has done Crossfit for over 6 years. Ryan has worked hard to get back in shape post-op. He is working hard on knee stability, strength and endurance. He is going back to Montana in January 2019 to start Nursing School. We wish you all the best, Ryan! Good job and good luck to you!
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Here is a repost from renowned Physical Therapist, Lenny Macrina, MSPT, SCS, CSCS:
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Effect of Early Surgery vs Physical Therapy on Knee Function Among Patients With Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears: The ESCAPE Randomized Clinical Trial. van de Graaf VA et al JAMA Oct. 2018 qoo.ly/u6yn2
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Among patients with non-obstructive meniscal tears, PT was equal to arthroscopy for improving patient-reported knee function over a 24-month follow-up
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They went on to say that "Based on these results, PT may be considered an alternative to surgery for patients with non-obstructive meniscal tears."
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So, basically if there's no bucket handle tear present that may be blocking joint range of motion, then it is highly encouraged that the patient #GetPT1st and not do surgery.
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Without going out on a limb, I'd say this is a much more cheaper treatment option as well and would save society many costs associated with the surgery and lost time from work.
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I do note a couple limitations: the surgical group did not get PT after surgery if they did 'as expected' but they could get PT to help improve their symptoms.
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The PT group did pretty basic exercises although leg press, lunges and balance type exercises were included.
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Have you read this paper? It was a multi-center, randomized controlled trial performed in 9 hospitals in the Netherlands.
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