Evidence-based recommendations for the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture
Stephanie R Filbay, Hege Grindem
BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH IN CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture occurs most commonly in young and active individuals and can have negative long-term physical and psychological impacts. The diagnosis is made with a combination of patient's history, clinical examination, and, if appropriate, magnetic resonance imaging. The objectives of management are to restore knee function, address psychological barriers to activity participation, prevent further injury and osteoarthritis, and optimize long-term quality of life. The three main treatment options for ACL rupture are (1) rehabilitation as first-line treatment (followed by ACL reconstruction (ACLR) in patients, who develop functional instability), (2) ACLR and post-o..View full abstract
Awarded by Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis
Dr Filbay is funded by Arthritis Research UK, Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (grant reference 21595).