Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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