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Jones, B. G. (2021). Rehabilitation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: A Written and Video Guide for Athletes Today and in the Future. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The following paper is a partner to a corresponding video exercise guide. The purpose of this paper is to support the exercises included in the guide with research. The research paper aids in defining which exercises are included in the first place as well as in which section they appear. The research is the literary match for the recorded exercise guide, which will be the visual side of the project. The two ideally should be read and watched together to fully understand content of both portions. The paper guide is split into three sections, evaluating the types of exercises and their progressions appropriate for each stage, with support from a variety of other research sources. Up and coming surgical techniques are discussed and compared to the traditional anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery used most commonly today as well as some new biological methods that can improve the healing process of the ligament post-surgery.