Knee Ligament Sprain Guidelines: Revision 2017: Using the Evidence to Guide Physical Therapist Practice

J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Nov;47(11):822-823. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.0510.


Knee ligament sprain is one of the most common orthopaedic and sports injuries. Knee stability and movement coordination impairments can be improved by physical therapists during nonoperative and operative management. Implementation recommendations from clinical practice guidelines (CPGs), such as the revised guidelines on knee ligament sprains published in the November 2017 issue of JOSPT, can help to reduce unwarranted variation in clinical physical therapy practice, support evidence-informed practice, and add value at the point of care. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(11):822-823. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0510.

Keywords: clinical practice; clinical practice guidelines; knee; knee ligament sprain; physical therapy.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Joint Instability / diagnosis
  • Joint Instability / physiopathology
  • Joint Instability / therapy
  • Knee Injuries / diagnosis
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology
  • Knee Injuries / therapy*
  • Ligaments, Articular / injuries*
  • Movement
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Sprains and Strains / diagnosis
  • Sprains and Strains / physiopathology
  • Sprains and Strains / therapy*