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SAVE THE DATE: 27th April 2018

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most serious traumatic knee injuries and nearly 75% of these individuals may undergo reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation following surgery is often a long and arduous process.

This inter-disciplinary symposium will provide an update on international trends, in addition to inviting ACC, researcher and clinicians to share their findings and experiences.

Keynote presenter: Associate Professor Kate Webster (La Trobe University): is an internationally-known researcher about anterior cruciate ligament injuries. She is a member of the CHARR international advisory panel.

We acknowledge the Otago Southland Physiotherapy Trust for their support in bringing Associate Professor Webster to present at this symposium this symposium. All Otago and Southland PNZ Branch members and staff and students at the School of Physiotherapy are welcome to attend/link in.

When: 27th April, 3.30 - 6.15pm
Where: Room 1.02, School of Physiotherapy

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Meeting ID: 475 679 927


3:30-4:20 Associate Prof Kate Webster: Return to sport after ACL reconstruction surgery: a review of the rewards and risks.

4:20-4:40 Stafford Thompson, ACC: Integrated care for ACL management: results of a proof of concept in Christchurch

4:40-4:55 Sharon Kearney: Working towards improving netball performance and minimising ACL injury risk

4:55-5:10 Dr Hamish Osborne: “Should I have my ACL operated, Doc?”

5:10-5:25 Mandeep Kaur: Outcomes of ACL ruptures, 2-15 years following reconstruction

5:25-5:40 Dr Gisela Sole: “A long and arduous process”: patients' responses of ACL rupture and rehabilitation.

5:40-6:15 Panel discussion, joined by Ginny Rutledge (Wanaka)


Dr Gisela Sole

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