Journal article

Low Rates of Return to Preinjury Sport After Bilateral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.

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

Am J Sports Med | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients with bilateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries tend to report worse results in terms of knee function and quality of life as compared with those with unilateral injury. There are limited data regarding return to preinjury sport in this group. PURPOSE: To report return-to-sport rates for patients who had bilateral ACL reconstruction and to compare outcomes according to age and sex. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: A total of 107 patients (62 male, 45 female) who underwent primary ACL reconstruction surgery to both knees completed a detailed sports activity survey at a mean 5-year follow-up (range, 2.5-10 years). Follow-up also included t..

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