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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:12 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12301
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Reduced Number of Sick Days Taken With Immediate vs Delayed ACL Reconstruction for ACL Injuries


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Acute reconstruction results in less sick-leave days and as such fewer indirect costs to the individual and society compared to delayed reconstruction for ACL injuries.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Jul;28(7):2044-2052

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

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Synopsis

Seventy patients with unilateral primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuies were randomized into receiving an acute or delayed anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). An early ACLR was defined as a reconstruction performed within 8 days from sustaining an injury, whereas a delayed ACLR was performed within 6 to 10 weeks from injury. The primary outcome of interest was the total num...

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