ACL reconstruction fails to improve return-to-sport rates after one year

By Jordana Bieze Foster Athletes who undergo surgical reconstruction after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are no more likely to return to sports one year later than those treated nonoperatively, according to a Norwegian study. Investigators from the Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation in Oslo analyzed 69 athletes treated nonoperatively for an ACL injury with 69 matched athletes treated with ACL reconstruction

By Jordana Bieze Foster Athletes who undergo surgical reconstruction after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury are no more likely to return to sports one year later than those treated nonoperatively, according to a Norwegian study. Investigators from the Norwegian Research Center for Active Rehabilitation in Oslo analyzed 69 athletes treated nonoperatively for an ACL injury with 69 matched athletes treated with ACL reconstruction

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ACL reconstruction fails to improve return-to-sport rates after one year