A 12-week supervised exercise therapy program for young adults with a meniscal tear

Program development and feasibility study

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

75 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Objective: To describe the development and feasibility of an exercise therapy program for treatment of young adults (18–40 years of age) with a meniscal tear. Methods: Researchers and experienced physical therapists developed a 12-week supervised neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program based on clinical expertise and available evidence. Six patients (age range 22–39 years) considered eligible for meniscal surgery by an orthopedic surgeon underwent the program. Patients completed the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and evaluated the program during a semi-structured qualitative interview. Feedback from patients was included to finalize the exercise therapy program. Results: Median improvements (Range) in KOOS subscales were 15 (0–33) for Pain, 11 (−11 to 50) for Symptoms, 16 (3–37) for Function in daily living, 23 (10–45) for Function in sport and recreation, and 9 (−6 to 31) for Quality of life. The patients found the program relevant and effective with only a few short-lasting adverse events and important clinical improvements after four to ten weeks. Physical therapist supervision was considered important. No patients wanted surgery up to 6 month after the exercise therapy program. Conclusion: A neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program was feasible and showed important improvement in a small group of young adults with meniscal tears.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Volume22
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)786-791
ISSN1360-8592
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Fingerprint

Program Development
Feasibility Studies
Young Adult
Knee Injuries
Knee Osteoarthritis
Physical Therapists
Recreation
Quality of Life
Research Personnel
Interviews

Cite this

@article{4eedf1b40bfe4a03a79017a5f5394642,
title = "A 12-week supervised exercise therapy program for young adults with a meniscal tear: Program development and feasibility study",
abstract = "Objective: To describe the development and feasibility of an exercise therapy program for treatment of young adults (18–40 years of age) with a meniscal tear. Methods: Researchers and experienced physical therapists developed a 12-week supervised neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program based on clinical expertise and available evidence. Six patients (age range 22–39 years) considered eligible for meniscal surgery by an orthopedic surgeon underwent the program. Patients completed the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and evaluated the program during a semi-structured qualitative interview. Feedback from patients was included to finalize the exercise therapy program. Results: Median improvements (Range) in KOOS subscales were 15 (0–33) for Pain, 11 (−11 to 50) for Symptoms, 16 (3–37) for Function in daily living, 23 (10–45) for Function in sport and recreation, and 9 (−6 to 31) for Quality of life. The patients found the program relevant and effective with only a few short-lasting adverse events and important clinical improvements after four to ten weeks. Physical therapist supervision was considered important. No patients wanted surgery up to 6 month after the exercise therapy program. Conclusion: A neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program was feasible and showed important improvement in a small group of young adults with meniscal tears.",
keywords = "Menisci, Tibial, Knee injuries, Exercise therapy",
author = "Skou, {S{\o}ren T.} and Thorlund, {Jonas B.}",
year = "2018",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.07.010",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "786--791",
journal = "Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies",
issn = "1360-8592",
publisher = "Churchill Livingstone",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - A 12-week supervised exercise therapy program for young adults with a meniscal tear

T2 - Program development and feasibility study

AU - Skou, Søren T.

AU - Thorlund, Jonas B.

PY - 2018/7

Y1 - 2018/7

N2 - Objective: To describe the development and feasibility of an exercise therapy program for treatment of young adults (18–40 years of age) with a meniscal tear. Methods: Researchers and experienced physical therapists developed a 12-week supervised neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program based on clinical expertise and available evidence. Six patients (age range 22–39 years) considered eligible for meniscal surgery by an orthopedic surgeon underwent the program. Patients completed the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and evaluated the program during a semi-structured qualitative interview. Feedback from patients was included to finalize the exercise therapy program. Results: Median improvements (Range) in KOOS subscales were 15 (0–33) for Pain, 11 (−11 to 50) for Symptoms, 16 (3–37) for Function in daily living, 23 (10–45) for Function in sport and recreation, and 9 (−6 to 31) for Quality of life. The patients found the program relevant and effective with only a few short-lasting adverse events and important clinical improvements after four to ten weeks. Physical therapist supervision was considered important. No patients wanted surgery up to 6 month after the exercise therapy program. Conclusion: A neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program was feasible and showed important improvement in a small group of young adults with meniscal tears.

AB - Objective: To describe the development and feasibility of an exercise therapy program for treatment of young adults (18–40 years of age) with a meniscal tear. Methods: Researchers and experienced physical therapists developed a 12-week supervised neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program based on clinical expertise and available evidence. Six patients (age range 22–39 years) considered eligible for meniscal surgery by an orthopedic surgeon underwent the program. Patients completed the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and evaluated the program during a semi-structured qualitative interview. Feedback from patients was included to finalize the exercise therapy program. Results: Median improvements (Range) in KOOS subscales were 15 (0–33) for Pain, 11 (−11 to 50) for Symptoms, 16 (3–37) for Function in daily living, 23 (10–45) for Function in sport and recreation, and 9 (−6 to 31) for Quality of life. The patients found the program relevant and effective with only a few short-lasting adverse events and important clinical improvements after four to ten weeks. Physical therapist supervision was considered important. No patients wanted surgery up to 6 month after the exercise therapy program. Conclusion: A neuromuscular and strengthening exercise therapy program was feasible and showed important improvement in a small group of young adults with meniscal tears.

KW - Menisci

KW - Tibial

KW - Knee injuries

KW - Exercise therapy

U2 - 10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.07.010

DO - 10.1016/j.jbmt.2017.07.010

M3 - Journal article

VL - 22

SP - 786

EP - 791

JO - Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

JF - Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies

SN - 1360-8592

IS - 3

ER -