ISAKOS2017: Immediate versus delayed ACL reconstruction following ligament rupture
Acute ACL surgery decreases first year socioeconomic costs compared to delayed reconstruction. A randomized controlled trial
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70 recreationally-active patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear were randomized to either immediate reconstruction (within 8 days) or delayed reconstruction (6-10 weeks after injury). Patients were assessed for total sick leave days over the first year after injury. The mean number of sick leave days was significantly lower in the immediate reconstruction group compared to the delayed...
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