In Collaboration with Gelenkpunkt
PEDIATRIC ACL INJURIES STUDY (PAMI)
In 2018, ESSKA, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, established a registry for all data on pediatric cruciate ligament injuries. The Gelenkpunkt medical practice is the only participating institution in Austria. With the parents’ and children’s consent, children are monitored until they are fully grown and the data collected is forwarded anonymously to the European database.
The goal is to not only improve treatment but also to find out how preventive measures can best be introduced, how often growth disturbances actually occur, how child-specific rehabilitation programmes should be designed, and how the risk of re-injury can be minimised.
THE GELENKPUNKT MEDICAL PRACTICE’S PATIENT REGISTER
In-house patient documentation at an international scientific level is carried out via a so-called patient register. This register allows for objective follow-up inspection of patients with the aid of a standardised survey.
STUDY: DEVELOPING MUSCLE STRENGTH AFTER ACL SURGERY
Ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are amongst the most common injuries to the knee joint. Especially in younger and more physically active patients, ACL ruptures are usually treated by surgical reconstruction. In spite of subsequent intensive physiotherapeutic rehabilitation, persistent muscle weakness of the knee extensor muscles is often observed after ACL reconstruction surgery (regardless of the reconstruction technique used). The aim of the study is to research the causes of this weakness.