Journal article

Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes in Younger Patients Medial Meniscal Pathology and High Rates of Return to Sport Are Associated With Third ACL Injuries

Kate E Webster, Julian A Feller, Alexander J Kimp, Timothy S Whitehead

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There are limited data evaluating the outcomes of revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery in younger patients despite recent reports that the rates of graft rupture are higher in young cohorts. PURPOSE: To explore the outcomes of revision ACL reconstruction surgery in younger patients with the specific aims of determining the rates of third ACL injury and whether knee pathology at the time of revision surgery and return to sport were associated with further injury. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 151 consecutive patients who were aged 25 years or younger at the time of their first revision ACL..

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