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,…

Young Athletes After ACLR Cleared for Sports Participation: How Many Actually Meet Recommended RTS Criteria Cutoffs?

This study from the US came out a couple weeks ago if I’m not mistaken. It was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT). Published: 2017 (Exact date not found) Open-access: NO This was a prospective cohort study. Participants: 115 young athletes (88 females) RTS Criteria used: International Knee Documentation Committee…

Functional performance 6 months after ACLR can predict RTP in the same preinjury activity level 12 and 24 months after surgery

This is a new study just out last week in the BJSM on the above-mentioned topic. Published online: 27 Sep 2017 Open-access: NO “Objectives: To investigate whether return-to-activity criteria, individually or in combination, at 6 months after ACLR can predict return to participation in the same preinjury activity level at 12 and 24 months after ACLR.”…

RTS following ACLR surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the state of play

This is a slightly dated SR and MA on the above-mentioned topic. Published: June 2011 Open-access: No “Background: An athlete’s intention to return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a major indication for surgical intervention.”   “Purpose: The purpose of this review was to determine postoperative return-to-sport outcomes after ACL reconstruction surgery.”   “Overall,…