Reasons Not to Rush Into ACL Surgery

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Reasons Not to Rush Into ACL Surgery

Postby Paul » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 am

According to recent research, rushing into surgery to repair a torn ACL does not appear to provide an additional benefits vs taking a "therapy first and surgery as a last resort" protocol.

These results should encourage people to consider rehabilitation as a primary treatment option after an acute ACL tear.

Treatment for acute anterior cruciate ligament tear: five year outcome of randomised trial.
Frobell, R., Roos, H., Roos, E., Roemer, F., Ranstam, J. and Lohmander, S. British Medical Journal; 2013; 346, 1 – 12.
http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f232
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