Patient-reported outcome measures in knee injuries rehabilitation: a protocol for intervention

José Moreira*, Marina Mesquita, José Flamínio, Manuel de Almeida, Bruno Delgado, Paulo Boto

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Abstract

Different musculoskeletal conditions affect people all over the world and were considered by the WHO to be the main cause of disability in 4 of 6 regions in 2017, with an increase in the associated burden and the impact they have on today's society. One of these conditions is related to the knee, which is associated with complex and vulnerable injuries associated with ligaments, menisci, and cartilage. After surgery, there is a reflex inhibition of motor neurons and immobilization, there is rapid atrophy and weakness in the different associated muscles, affecting proprioception, strength and muscle function, compromising quality of life. The aim of this article is to describe a protocol for a rehabilitation program after surgery for people with knee injuries. An experimental study will be carried out with 75 patients, with control and experimental groups. In both groups, initial measurements will be compared with measurements after the program, at different times. It is hoped that this study will generate significant information on rehabilitation intervention for people with knee injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102647
Number of pages5
JournalMethodsX
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2024

Keywords

  • Health-related quality of life
  • Knee injuries
  • Patient-reported outcome measures
  • Rehabilitation

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