TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2020, Cilt 19, Sayı, 3     (Sayfalar: 464-467)

Rehabilitation and return to sports after osteotomy

Tahsin Beyzadeoğlu 1-2, Koray Başdelioğlu 2, Kerem Yıldırım 1-3, Nejla Karaca 1

1 Beyzadeoğlu Klinik, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji, İstanbul
2 Haliç Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Yüksekokulu, İstanbul
3 İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Yüksekokulu, İstanbul

DOI: 10.14292/totbid.dergisi.2020.56
Görüntüleme: 59
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İndirme : 42

The purpose of rehabilitation after osteotomies around the knee joint is to enable the patient to return to daily life and sports activities, by providing maximum knee function as soon as possible, without damaging the osteotomy line and fixation. The main objectives of rehabilitation are; pain relief, full range of motion and muscle strength, and recovery of the normal gait pattern. The most important components of rehabilitation protocols are; pain and edema control, range of motion exercises, strengthening exercises involving hip and knee muscles, and balance and proprioception training. The decision about the timing and amount of weightbearing on the operated extremity varies according to the technique of surgery, the amount of correction and the type of implant used. High rates of return to same or higher levels of sports activities have been reported after osteotomies around the knee. It has also been shown that patient motivation is one of the most important factors in returning to sports. In conclusion; patients can return to sports activities at the same or a higher level compared to the preoperative period, and their functional capacity and quality of life are increased after osteotomies around knee performed with the right patient selection and the right technique, followed by an appropriate and effective rehabilitation program.

Anahtar Kelimeler : knee; osteotomy; rehabilitation; return to sports