High Rates of Osteoarthritis Develop After ACL Surgery: An Analysis of 4108 Patients

This is a meta-analysis published about two months ago in Oct in the AJSM. First Published: 6 Oct 2017 Open access: NO Unfortunately this paper is not open access. Please find more information from the abstract below: Purpose/Hypothesis: “The purposes were to perform a meta-analysis to determine the prevalence of osteoarthritis after an ACL reconstruction,…

ACL Conference Recap

This is Mick Hughes’ blog entry recapping the ACL conference held at La Trobe two weeks ago. Mick was one of the speakers at the conference as well. You can click on the link below to check out my blog entry on the event with access to some of the resources provided by La Trobe…

La Trobe SEM ACL Symposium (17-18 Nov)

Some of you may know that La Trobe SEMRC held an ACL symposium last Friday and Saturday at their campus in Melbourne, Australia. There was an excellent line up of speakers, it was really a shame I was not able to attend. Christian Barton shared the La Trobe SEMR FB group on twitter and did 3 live…

Evidence-based clinical practice update: practice guidelines for ACL rehabilitation based on a systematic review and multidisciplinary consensus

This is a review paper on current practice guidelines for ACLR rehab. This comes by instruction from the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF) to develop an evidence statement for rehab after ACLR. Published online first: 18 August 2016 Open-access: YES This review is more than a year old now so there have been…

Incidence of ACL injury in each sports

This is the presentation by Takeshi Muneta at the IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport on the incidence of ACL injuries in all the different sports with available data. The conference was held earlier this year in March in Monaco. This is the first presentation during the “ACL session”. Takeshi’s…

Likelihood of ACL graft rupture: not meeting six clinical discharge criteria before return to sport is associated with a four times greater risk of rupture

This must be one of the top 10 papers last year, according to Karim Khan it has to date more than 25k views. Published online: 15 July 2016 Open-access: Yes This is a must read for those who treat ACL patients. This study was done at Aspetar who looked 158 ACLR professional athletes who returned…