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A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Piedmontese-Ligurian-Lombard Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2006 April;57(2):65-7

language: Italian

Musicotherapy in orthodontics: evaluation of the effects in the postoperative and functional recovery time in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery

Valeo M., D’Antonio E., Clerici Bragozzi F., Colosi A., Costanzo G. D.

Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Apparato Locomotore Ospedale Umberto I Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma


Aim. We have considered pain and emotive anxiety as important factors of a slow down of the motoric recovery in patients operated of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and music therapy as a good measure of therapeutic support.
Methods. In our study have been included 28 patients between 20 and 35 years operated of reconstruction of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) with rotula tendon in arthroscopy. For 14 patients the usual rehabilitation and the postoperative period have been integrated with musictherapy, while the other 14 have represented the control group. The valuation of the pain has been effectuated through the VAS, the functional recover with the Lysholm II score. Patients were controlled at 2 and 6 months after the operation. The patients have also been asked to valuate the degree of satisfaction of the result.
Results. The effectuated valuation of pain has given an average of 16% in the treated group and an average of 22% in the control group. Lysholm II score: in the treated group was 93.5, in the control group 94.69. The satisfaction degree has been defined “good” for the 14 patients treated while only 11 of the control group have defined the result as “ good”.
Conclusion. The music therapy leads to a large acceptance of postoperative pain by patients and to an optimal functional recovery with an increase of the degree of satisfaction.

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