ACL Repair – Is It Always Necessary?
Do you HAVE to have surgery after an ACL injury? It looks like we may NOT! As with most everything though – it depends.
“In young, active adults with acute ACL tears, a strategy of rehabilitation plus early ACL reconstruction was not superior to a strategy of rehabilitation plus optional delayed ACL reconstruction. The latter strategy substantially reduced the frequency of surgical reconstructions.”
This is just another win for training/exercise of which the benefits just keep coming (beat blood pressure meds, keep the brain young, improve bone density, etc.)
You can read the full study below.