Should the rehabilitation protocol be modified after surgical debridement of an infected anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)? If yes, what changes should be made with regards to range of motion and weightbearing status?

Authors: Giuseppe Calafiore, James Murray, Clare Taylor, Nimit Patel

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend that rehabilitative treatment after surgical debridement of an infected ACLR with graft retention should not differ substantially from primary reconstruction; it should be focused on preventing stiffness and regaining motion through passive and active-assisted range of motion exercises before progressing.

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Limited

DELEGATE VOTE: Agree: 100%, Disagree: 0%, Abstain: 0% (Unanimous, Strongest Consensus)

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