This trial is evaluating whether uninflated AirBand will improve 9 primary outcomes and 3 secondary outcomes in patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Measurement will happen over the course of Baseline, 0 (immediately at the end of the exercise session), 30, and 60 minutes post exercise.
This trial requires 20 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. Uninflated AirBand is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will be divided into 2 treatment groups. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are in Phase 4 and have been shown to be safe and effective in humans.
"The uninflated airband is an effective means of achieving a low postoperative knee range of motion in patients undergoing a primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Each year, ACLR is performed on around 1.8 million men and women in the US. This makes up an average of one per every 678 citizens." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The ACL is a strong and well-suited ligament with a high degree of healing potential. However, due to the high load placed on the reconstructed ACL, the chances of failure are high and the time interval for obtaining an ACL graft is long. Furthermore, reconstruction surgery has a higher risk in younger patients, where the physical growth of the reconstructed graft is hindered by the reconstructed knee structure. Therefore, an ACL reconstruction should only be considered if the surgeon is sure of sufficient bone strength and adequate growth potential. The objective should be a reconstruction with a graft from the tibia. For a minimally invasive procedure with good postoperative results, preoperative treatment, especially hormonal injection and physiotherapy, must commence as early as possible." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"For ACL reconstruction it is important to focus less on the type of surgery and more on the recovery rate, so as to achieve the best clinical outcome." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"It appears that ACL injury is the major cause of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, with concomitant knee and hip pathology being almost certainly a factor but probably not the only cause. However, the knee-meniscectomy-injury subgroup is almost certainly the result of both factors. This research has the implications of avoiding knee surgery, and the possibility of early reconstruction." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"We did not find evidence of a clear association between ACL reconstruction and improvement of function. However, the high level of subjective recovery of function, the low number of patients who had no improvement of function, and the absence of difference between graft types made general conclusions difficult. Findings from a recent study do not permit conclusions on the efficacy of ACL reconstruction and the ability of ACL reconstruction to cure functional outcome." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"These include instability of the knee and swelling in the thigh. The knee may show involuntary movements or involuntary movements after physical activity or following passive movements of the knee (i.e. when standing up). Swelling in the thigh joint may occur. Tenderness at the iliac crest may occur. Pain may be felt to the tibia. Symptoms from the surgery are swelling, pain, and swelling. These may last for over one month following surgery. There are no specific tests that will diagnose anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.\n\nIn children, the following signs of an upper respiratory infection are not signs of arthritis or OA." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Data from a recent study demonstrate statistically significant, statistically significant short-term improvement in the physical-as well as psychological-dimensions of HRQOL in ACUR group. Therefore, we conclude that using UAB as a noninvasive treatment may lead to short-term benefit of HRQOL in ACL Reconstruction. Further studies are needed to determine the long-term improvement and the best time to use UAB for ACL Reconstruction. Data from a recent study does not refute the idea that there would be benefit by using UAB in ACL Reconstruction to improve short-term HRQOL of ACL-reconstruction patients. The difference with this study might be that the number of patients and/or severity of patients in our study." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Findings from a recent study suggest that with proper technique and rehabilitation, a torn ACL can heal and improve function with appropriate rehabilitation. Airband may lead to poorer functional recovery than conventional treatment. However, the results of the current study showed the positive effects of the airband on muscle, and the overall benefits of the standard treatment outweighed those of the airband." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Physicians prescribing ACLR should consider clinical trials for patients>=20 years. Patients should not be excluded from clinical trials on the basis of age alone. Younger patients, however, should be excluded in the context of a clinical trial for patients<20 years." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"UAB is not an ideal material to use in the treatment of patients with ACL injuries. Given the wide range of methods that have been used to reconstruct ACL with UAB, these data suggest that UAB is an inappropriate treatment option unless an explanation can be drawn from existing literature to suggest that another method might be more effective." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"There was no significant difference between the uninflated airband with saline and the conventional pressure-controlled ACL reconstruction in terms of graft remodelling, graft contraction, and clinical results at one-year postoperative. Therefore, uninflated airband used alone for ACL reconstruction is a viable option." - Anonymous Online Contributor