Clinical Scenario

28 year old male with knee injury presents to your clinic and is diagnosed with ACL laxity and likely rupture and MRI ordered for further evaluation. The patient is interested in reading more about all things ACL including surgery and rehab and asks if you can recommend any medical apps related to physical therapy.  The patient asks you about an app called ACL Rehab to see if you would recommend it.

Video Review

Evidence and literature used to support the medical app

ACL Rehab has strong references, clearly listed.

Patients that would benefit from this medical app

Any patients with ACL injury or looking to get more information about ACL injuries

  • Price
    • $3.99 on iTunes; Unavailable on Google Play store
    • Easy to use
    • Extensive information with nice pictures
    • Strong references clearly listed
    • Customizable options
  • Dislikes
    • Price
    • Lack of videos demonstrating exercises
    • Unavailable on android
  • Overall

    The ACL Rehab medical app is very easy to use, has a wealth of information for pre, post-op and rehabilitation of ACL injury and would be a great resource for patients. However, the price point for this medical app makes it difficult to recommend to patients since most of this information can be found for free online with quick Google searches.  A way for ACL Rehab to justify the price would be providing video demonstrations of the various physical therapy exercises.  Several of the prior physical therapy and rehabilitation apps we have reviewed have done a great job with video demonstrations and rich multimedia support.  At the same time ACL Rehab is much better than some of the physical therapy apps we have reviewed that we would definitely not recommend, such as the frozen shoulder physical therapy app

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  • Device Used For Review

    iPad mini with retina display

  • Available for DownloadiPhoneiPad