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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:6 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12316
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Acute ACL Reconstruction Non-Inferior to Delayed ACL Reconstruction for Treatment of ACL Ruptures


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

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.

Contributing Authors: C Von Essen K Eriksson B Barenius

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Synopsis

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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