“Rehabilitation and return to sports – essential components for successful restoration after cartilage repair”
Rehabilitation is widely considered an essential component for successful recovery after cartilage repair, and return to sports represents the most important outcome parameter for the injured athlete. Therefore, This ICRS Focus Meeting will mainly focus on Rehabilitation & Return to Sports. Articular cartilage injuries are frequently observed in sports activity and often result in significant limitation of sports participation, or can be career ending. Current cartilage repair techniques have shown promising results in returning athletes to their sport, but opinions on rehabilitation and return to sport are still controversial.
This meeting has been organized to provide and share common clinical guidelines to all of the practitioners involved in the patient’s recovery process – from surgery to return to sport. The scientific program has been designed to promote a multidisciplinary approach where the audience can understand each topic from different specialists’ point of view, including basic science experts, orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation physicians and sports medicine physicians, physical therapists and sports science specialists.
An international faculty, consisting of renowned specialists and expert leaders in the field, will bring and share their knowledge and experience about some topics such as rehabilitation progression, sports specific reconditioning, evaluating tests and outcome measures. During the two days, you will also have the opportunity to focus and learn more about the management of cartilage injury in the three main joints of the lower limb: hip, knee and ankle. This is a unique opportunity to meet specialists from all over the world.
We hope to see you Zurich!
Christoph Erggelet & Stefano Della Villa – Course Directors