"RECOVERY OF ATHLETES AND NON ATHLETES PATIENTS AFTER KNEE SURGERY"
Auri A, Bruno, D. Masiero. A.C, Silva, M. C. Filho (PM&R Discipline at Sao Paulo Federal University (UNIFESP)/Sao Paulo School of Medicine (EPM) - Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil)
This research analyzed the recovery progress of 26 patients during the accelerated rehabilitation program (ARP) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Patients were deviled in 2 groups: group I had 13 non athletes patients and group II had 13 athletic patients. Examination of the knee flexor/extensor muscle strength assessed by isokinetic dynamometer (Cybex 6000) and clinical evaluation were performed between both groups. Results suggest that group II had a faster and greater improvement of ARP then group I. The flexion/extension ratio of the operated leg at 60, 180 and 300 degrees/second had better recovery gain when compared to group I. There was no effect on the postoperative anterior stability of the knee or in the discharge criteria in both groups (Au).
FAMILY REHABILITATION OF PATIENTS WITH HEMIPLEGIA
Huang Deqing Yi Chunjin (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou, PR. China)
Abstract: Rehabilitation treatment of patients with Hemiplegia was developed by applying household sickbeds. Of 54 cases of Hemiplegia, 32 were caused by cerebrovascular accident, 18 by cerebral trauma, 4 by cerebral tumor. All patients received the treatment of drugs and operation in hospital and went out hospital after the stability of the disease conditions. The rehabilitation doctors made the rehabilitation evaluation and plan, and given the patients some therapies such as medications, exercises, job, language, acupuncture, massage and so on. Through comprehensive rehabilitation treatment, the hemiplegic exercise function of the patients obtained obvious improvement. The results of hemiplegic exercise function evaluation by Brunnstrom were as follows: before the rehabilitation, the cases in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were 24, 20, 6, 4, 0 and 0 in upper extremities, 29, 16, 5, 4, 0 and 0 in hands, 23, 18, 7, 6, 0 and 0 in lower extremities, respectively. 30 days after the rehabilitation, the cases in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were 0, 0, 8, 20, 14 and 12 in upper extremities, 0, 0, 6, 21, 15 and 21 in hands, 0, 0, 4, 16, 21 and 13 in lower extremities, respectively. The rehabilitation of the patients with Hemiplegia in family sickbeds not only overcomes the difficulties of consulting a doctor and being in hospital, but also reduces the economical burden, and more hemiplegic patients receive rehabilitation treatment. This economic and convenient method is an important part for the community rehabilitation.