Journal article

Prognostic Factors for Patient-Reported Outcomes at 32 to 37 Years After Surgical or Nonsurgical Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

Stephanie Filbay, Christer Andersson, Hakan Gauffin, Joanna Kvist

ORTHOPAEDIC JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background: Knowledge to inform the identification of individuals with a poor long-term prognosis after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is limited. Identifying prognostic factors for long-term outcomes after ACL injury may inform targeted interventions to improve outcomes for those with a poor long-term prognosis. Purpose: To determine whether ACL treatment (early augmented or nonaugmented ACL repair plus rehabilitation, rehabilitation alone, or rehabilitation plus delayed ACL reconstruction [ACLR]) and 4-year measures (quadriceps and hamstrings strength, single-leg hop, knee laxity, flexion and extension deficit, self-reported knee function, activity level) are prognostic factors fo..

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