Prognostic factors for tibiofemoral and patellofemoral osteoarthritis 32-37 years after anterior cruciate ligament injury managed with early surgical repair or rehabilitation alone.
S Filbay, H Gauffin, C Andersson, J Kvist
Osteoarthritis Cartilage | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Explore prognostic factors for tibiofemoral (TFJ) and patellofemoral (PFJ) radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA) and 'symptoms plus ROA' (SOA), 32-37 years following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. DESIGN: Exploratory analysis, longitudinal cohort. METHODS: In 1980-1985, 251 patients aged 15-40 years with acute ACL rupture were allocated to early augmented or non-augmented repair (5 ± 4 days post-injury) plus rehabilitation, or rehabilitation alone. 127 of 190 participants who completed follow-up questionnaires were eligible. We classified ROA as TFJ/PFJ K&L Grade ≥2, and SOA as ROA plus pain and/or symptoms. Multivariable age-adjusted logistic regression investigated potenti..View full abstract