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ACE Report #10426
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Varus stress radiographs similar after 6 months between early and delayed weightbearing after FCLR

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Partial Controlled Early Postoperative Weightbearing Versus Nonweightbearing After Reconstruction of the Fibular (Lateral) Collateral Ligament: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Equivalence Analysis

Am J Sports Med. 2018 Aug;46(10):2355-2365. doi: 10.1177/0363546518784301

Contributing Authors: GJ Dornan RF LaPrade NN DePhillipo TR Cram ME Cinque MI Kennedy LT O'Brien

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39 patients with an injury to the fibular collateral ligament which required reconstruction were randomized to postoperative rehabilitation with either early partial weightbearing for the first 6 weeks after surgery, or complete nonweightbearing for the first 6 weeks after surgery. Primary outcome was varus stability of the knee on radiograph at 6 months postoperatively. Secondary outcomes include...

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