10-year outcomes and risk factors after ACL reconstruction

Are all commonly held beliefs about long-term outcomes supported by evidence?

In this study, consistent risk factors were identified - both modifiable and non-modifiable - that are predictive of inferior 10 year outcomes post ACL reconstruction (ACLR).

The findings further provided support against more commonly held beliefs thought to negatively effect long-term outcomes. Clinically, information gained may provide insight into prognostics after surgical intervention.

The authors suggest the findings of this study may help the focus education in management of expectations when considering ACLR surgery, as well as help recognize the need for further research into modifiable risk factors that may further improve outcomes post ACLR. 

> From: MOON Knee Group, Am J Sports Med 46 (2018) 815-825 . All rights reserved to The Author(s). Click here for the online summary.

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