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Online ISSN 1827-1677
REFINDABLE AND REIMBURSABLE COSTS OF REHABILITATION.
PRELIMINARY GUIDELINES FOR FORENSIC DOCTORS, LAWYERS AND INSURANCE ADJUSTERS
Medico Legale, Libero Professionista, Torino, Italia
Advancements made in knee orthopedic surgery, prosthetic materials improvements and new biomechanical knowledge, have led toward the implementation of increasingly “aggressive” and accelerated rehabilitation protocols, aimed to an early functional recovery of the traumatized limb. For almost every injury that can occur to the knee joint, a somehow “standard” rehabilitation protocol has now been established: nevertheless it is quite common to find a significant variability in number, intensity and duration of prescribed rehabilitative interventions, even for similar types of injuries. The purpose of this paper is not “to set in stone” a judgment on the actual usefulness of specific therapeutic approaches, but rather to present an overview of the various positions and views expressed in this regard by the most authoritative scientific literature.