Rehabilitation of Patients after Cartilage Repair Procedures
Detailed scientific basis for rehabilitation is lacking and this has been criticised in various review papers. In addition to evaluating techniques, compliance with rehabilitation regimes is also difficult to assess. Most surgeons and therapists however realise the importance of rehabilitation in the contribution to the overall outcome.
Another issue is that there remains disagreement over appropriate outcome measures and this has an influence on the scientific drive to improve rehabilitation programmes and makes it difficult to undertake evaluation trials.