Does everyone who has ruptured his/her ACL need a knee reconstruction?

An excellent BJSM podcast (18 minutes) back in 2015 featuring Prof Mark Hutchinson on the above topic.

Dr. Mark Hutchinson is professor of orthopaedics and head of the sports medicine services at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has been a team physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky, USA gymnastics, USA Field Hockey, USA Basketball and Team USA at two World University Games and the Paralympics Games.

In this second of a two-part set, he discusses management of the patient who presents with recent onset of acute knee pain. You might be surprised by some of what this orthopaedic surgeon says!

Related links:

YouTube video: 39-minute lecture by Associate Editor Dr Clare Ardern on similar issues – return to play after ACL injury

Want a replay from last week? (1st podcast in this set) A 40-year old patient presents with an acute exacerbation of knee pain – Professor Hutchinson discusses whether arthroscopy is helpful in the arthritic knee. Which ones need orthopaedic referral?
Bmjpodcasts – Mark-hutchinson


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