Acute ACL Reconstruction Non-Inferior to Delayed ACL Reconstruction for Treatment of ACL Ruptures
Acute ACL reconstruction shows superior clinical results and can be performed safely without an increased risk of developing arthrofibrosis.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020 Jul;28(7):2036-2043.
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Sixty-eight patients presenting with acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures were randomized to receive an ACL reconstruction performed acutely (within 8 days of injury) or delayed (6-10 weeks after sustaining an injury). Outcomes of interest included patient-reported outcomes (i.e., Lysholm score, Tegner scores, Visual Analog Scale (VAS) knee function, VAS activity level), knee laxity mea...
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