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Disease or Condition
Osteoarthritis / Knee Replacement
The effects of isolated hip strengthening on outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (Orthopedics / Knee Replacement)
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the effects that hip strengthening exercises has on those patients who have undergone an anterior cruciate ligament (ligament in the knee) reconstruction surgery.
Patients will be considered for study participation if it is their first ACL reconstruction (hamstring, patellar tendon, allograft), are at the beginning (0 to 3 weeks) of the rehabilitation process, and between 13 and 55 years of age.
Patients will be excluded from the study for the following reasons: full thickness chondral defect of 1cm2 or greater, Grade II or III MCL or LCL sprain, posterior cruciate ligament tear (grade III), simultaneous fracture with ACL tear, menisci repair required with ACL reconstruction (either menisci) which limits ROM and weightbearing in the early stages.