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Return to running following knee osteochondral repair using an anti-gravity treadmill (P03-581)

Hambly, Karen, Mundy, Emma, Poomsalood, Somruthai, Stephens, D. (2018) Return to running following knee osteochondral repair using an anti-gravity treadmill (P03-581). In: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. Abstracts of the 18th ESSKA Congress, 9 – 12 May 2018, Glasgow, UK. 26 (Supp 1). S174. Springer (doi:10.1007/s00167-018-4867-9)

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of an

anti-gravity treadmill return to running programme on self-efficacy

and subjective knee function following knee osteochondral surgery.

Methods: Two otherwise healthy female endurance runners who had

undergone knee osteochondral surgery were recruited. Patient A was

9 months post-surgery for a left knee femoral cartilage grade 3–4

defect 3 cm2. Patient B was 11 weeks post-surgery for a partial lateral

menisectomy and chondroplasty. An anti-gravity treadmill was used

to manipulate loading during a graduated phased return to running.

Self-efficacy was evaluated using the Self-Efficacy for Rehabilitation

outcomes scale (SER) and the Knee Self-Efficacy Scale (K-SES).

Subjective knee function was evaluated using the Knee injury and

Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS).

Results: The programmes resulted in improvements in SER (Patient A

57%; Patient B 18%) and K-SES present (Patient A 89%; Patient B

33%) and K-SES future (Patient A 65%; Patient B 33%). Only the

KOOS Sport/Rec (Patient A and B) and the Quality of Life (Patient

B) subscales showed clinically important improvements.

Conclusions: The programmes resulted in improved knee and rehabilitation

self-efficacy and subjective knee function following

osteochondral repair of the knee. These case reports illustrate the

importance of considering self-efficacy in individualising rehabilitation

after knee osteochondral surgery and highlights the potential role

for anti-gravity treadmills in enhancing self-efficacy and subjective

knee function in preparation for a return to sport.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00167-018-4867-9
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology > RM695 Physical therapy
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Hambly
Date Deposited: 13 May 2018 10:53 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 09:44 UTC
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