Medial knee injuries often occur in snow sports, or other sports when landing or being tackled. Different areas of the medial knee can be injured, including the deep, superficial, proximal or distal fibres of the MCL and medial knee. Depending on the injured structures, patients will either cope with a more aggressive treatment approach and early return to sport, or require a more conservative approach. How can you know the rehab approach your individual patient requires?
In this free webinar with Chris Morgan (1st Team Physiotherapist with Arsenal FC), you will explore:
- Applied anatomy of the medial knee
- Mechanism of injury, presentation and diagnosis of medial knee injuries
- How you can differentiate between deep, superficial, proximal, distal and Grade 1, 2 and 3 clinical injuries
- How imaging findings correlate with your clinical findings
- MRI grading (radiological versus clinical)
- How you can perform an objective assessment
- How function, pain and instability impact your treatment
- Accelerated vs more conservative treatment - how can you choose the ideal approach for your patient
- Are PRP injections appropriate?
- Rehabilitation principles you can use with your medial knee injury patients
- Ligament loading
- Which bracing and weight bearing regime should you utilise?
- What should you do when your patient has joint laxity?
- Is pain during rehab acceptable?
- Should you overload OR "under load to overcome"?
This webinar will take you through 5 case studies that highlight differences in mechanism of injury and how this relates to the injured structures. You will explore subjective and objective assessment findings, with a focus on mechanism, diagnosis, prognosis and early management strategies and rehabilitation principles (including brace and weight-bearing).
Enrol on this free webinar to improve your conservative management of medial knee injuries.
Part 2 of this webinar with Ed Richmond will be available to Clinical Edge members, taking you through the key rehabilitation exercises, progressions and decision making process at the time of return to training (RTT), return to play (RTP) and return to performance.