ACL Repair – Is It Always Necessary?

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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.

CONCLUSIONS
“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.

A Randomized Trial of Treatment for Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

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