Operative vs non-operative treatment for ACL injuries

Source:  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2014, 96(15), 1233-41

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Date of publication:  August 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: This prospective cohort study suggests that there are minimal differences in outcomes and re-injury between patients with ACL ruptures treated with or without surgery after adjustment for difference in the patient cohorts. However, a considerable number of patients did not fully recover following the ACL injury, and future work should focus on improving the outcomes for these patients.

Length of publication:  12 pages

Some important notes:  You will need an NHS Athens username and password to access this article.  Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text.  Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement:  Healio.com

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