Journal article

Accelerated Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Early Knee Osteoarthritis Features at 1 Year: An Exploratory Study.

Adam G Culvenor, Brooke E Patterson, Ali Guermazi, Hayden G Morris, Timothy S Whitehead, Kay M Crossley

PM R | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: A timely return to competitive sport is a primary goal of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). It is not known whether an accelerated return to sport increases the risk of early-onset knee osteoarthritis (KOA). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether an accelerated return to sport post-ACLR (ie, <10 months) is associated with increased odds of early KOA features on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 1 year after surgery and to evaluate the relationship between an accelerated return to sport and early KOA features stratified by type of ACL injury (isolated or concurrent chondral/meniscal injury) and lower limb function (good or poor). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Pri..

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