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Acute ACL reconstruction vs. delayed ACL reconstruction in young, active patients

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March 2019

Acute ACL reconstruction vs. delayed ACL reconstruction in young, active patients

Vol: 8| Issue: 3| Number:13| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:2

No risk of arthrofibrosis after acute anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Oct;26(10):2875-2882.

Contributing Authors:
B Barenius K Eriksson C Von Essen S Jönhagen

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Synopsis

69 young, active patients with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury that required arthroscopic reconstruction were randomized to undergo either acute ACL reconstruction (within 8 days of injury) or delayed ACL reconstruction (within 6-10 weeks). Postoperative testing results indicated that there was no significant differences in range of motion (ROM) deficit at 3 or 6 months, or knee functio...

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