Discussion of ACL Tears
The purpose of this article is to educated nurses on the anatomy of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), ACL tears, and ACL reconstruction treatment, surgery and rehabilitation.

Course Publication Date: August 05, 2020

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Author:Ray Lengel RN, FNP, MS
Course No:ACL080420
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

  • Discuss methods to diagnose ACL tears.

  • Explain treatment options for ACL tears.

  • Outline the surgical process for ACL reconstruction and define graft choices.

  • Describe postoperative care and rehabilitation of the post ACL reconstruction patient.


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