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Improvements in ACL surgery may help prevent knee osteoarthritis
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee frequently leads to early-onset osteoarthritis, a painful condition that can occur even if the patient has undergone ACL reconstruction to prevent its onset. (2017-02-21)

Correlation between second ACL reconstruction and physical therapy utilization noted
Age, gender and frequency of physical therapy utilization after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery may be correlated with second ACL reconstruction rates, according to researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day today. (2017-03-18)

Teenagers and ACL: Tears common and additional surgery likely
Most comprehensive study to date on ACL surgery finds younger patients and women are more likely to need subsequent surgery. (2009-10-02)

AAOS 2017: Why some ACL surgeries fail
Typically, orthopaedic surgeons can get athletes back to their sport with ACL reconstruction surgery. But what happens when the reconstruction surgery isn't successful? (2017-03-22)

Study results may help patients after ACL surgery
A new study provides critical information on how osteoarthritis may arise after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. (2016-10-17)

Researchers explore augmented ACL reconstruction procedure
An innovative procedure that explores the use of amnion, bone marrow concentrate and suture tape in ACL reconstruction may result in earlier return to play protocols for athletes, suggests a new study from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. (2019-06-03)

Many elite college athletes return to play after ACL surgery
The majority of athletes included in a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine were able to return to play after having knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, injury. (2014-09-24)

ACL reconstruction doesn't harm NFL career length, study suggests
Knee injuries are a common problem in collegiate and professional football, often hindering an individual's career length and future. A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colo., suggests that anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction vs. a simple meniscus repair may predict a longer professional career in those that have suffered knee injuries. (2009-07-11)

Knee Brace May Be Unnecessary After Surgery, Study Finds
Athletes may not need cumbersome braces after some reconstructive knee surgery. Injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) across the knee joint, are especially common among athletes whose sports involve jumping, turning and abrupt starts and stops. Part of rehabilitation includes wearing a knee brace for up to a year. (1998-09-01)

New data provides direction for ACL injured knee treatments
Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction improves quality of life and sports functionality for athletes, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in San Francisco, Calif. (2012-02-11)

Early ACL surgery in kids would save money and prevent secondary injuries, study says
Nearly $30 million a year would be saved in hospital charges if early rather than delayed ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery was performed on pediatric patients, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Providence, R.I. Additionally, more than 7,300 tears to the meniscus and 7,800 cartilage tears in children could be avoided each year in the US by early ACL surgery. (2010-07-18)

Return to play for soccer athletes and risk for future injury
A new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) looked at soccer athletes who sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction to better understand the average return to play time and their risk of injury following a revision ACL reconstruction. (2018-03-06)

Neoprene sleeve equal to knee brace during recovery from ACL surgery
Approximately 100,000 ACL reconstructions are performed each year. After surgery, patients who return to sport often wear a hard brace or neoprene sleeve to protect the knee. This study refutes common belief that a hard knee brace is more protective than a neoprene sleeve. (2007-07-12)

3-D MRI helps kids with ACL tears -- surgery without harming the growth plate
New technology has made it possible for surgeons to reconstruct ACL tears in young athletes without disturbing the growth plate. (2011-01-25)

Results for female ACL graft repair methods differ among younger athletes, say researchers
Female athletes are two to eight more times likely to injure their ACL than males, however utilizing one graft repair treatment method in females may be more beneficial than another, according to researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in San Diego. (2018-07-05)

ACL surgery may significantly improve physical health and function for at least six years in younger patients
A new study appearing in the April issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, found that most patients who underwent surgery to repair and rebuild an anterior cruciate ligament tear showed significant improvement in physical function at two years, which continued for at least six years following surgery. (2015-04-07)

Study finds ACL reconstruction on the rise
Patients who have their ACL reconstructed are more likely to have subsequent knee surgery if they are women or are treated by a surgeon who does a low volume of ACL reconstructions, according to a study in the October 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study, conducted by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery, also found that overall, 6.5 percent of patients undergoing ACL surgery had to undergo another knee operation within one year. (2009-10-01)

Long-term success of ACL reconstruction is connected to way you move post-surgery
Researchers from the University of North Carolina and Brigham Young University conducted a study to observe walking biomechanics of 130 subjects who have had ACL reconstruction surgery. They found people who report lingering symptoms post-surgery either underload their injured leg (6-12 months after surgery) or overload the injured leg (after the 24-month mark), as compared to those who have had the surgery but no longer report symptoms. (2018-09-18)

Risks of delaying ACL reconstruction in young athletes may be too high, study shows
More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colo., details the benefits and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament in young athletes under the age of 14. (2009-07-12)

ACL re-injury appears to be a subject of 'relative risk'
Children with immediate family members who had anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears have more complicated recoveries when they need surgical reconstruction themselves. (2018-11-02)

Graft properties affect knee ligament surgery outcome more than surgical technique
In anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, graft stiffness and pre-strain play a more vital role than the choice of surgical technique, indicates a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study developed a computational 3-D model of the knee joint, which can be used in the prevention of osteoarthritis (OA), specifically OA resulting from trauma. (2015-10-14)

Does platelet-rich plasma therapy lower risk of meniscus repair
The use of platelet-rich plasma therapy can reduce the risk of a second meniscus failure after operation but does not seem to protect patients who have had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. (2019-07-11)

Single-bundle ACL reconstruction offers positive results for patients
Single and double-bundle techniques may provide similar outcomes in patients undergoing ACL reconstruction, as noted in research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day. The study shows patients in both groups demonstrate similar performance during recovery. (2016-03-05)

Researchers use nanotechnology to engineer ACL replacements
Northwestern University researchers created a synthetic graft for ACL reconstruction that integrates with the native bone, promotes growth of new ligament tissue, and stabilizes the knee. (2014-12-30)

Graft size and patient age may be predictor of need for future ACL revisions
A smaller sized hamstring graft in an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction patient less than 20 years old may increase revision rates, according to research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego today. (2011-07-07)

MRI identifies 5 causes of complications from ACL reconstructive surgery
MRI has identified five possible causes of patient complications from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery, according to a study performed at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga., and Sahlgrenska-Molndal University Hospital in Gothenborg, Sweden. (2009-04-23)

Osteoarthritis risk not diminished in double bundle ACL surgeries
Osteoarthritis progression is not more likely in patients who have undergone single-bundle ACL reconstruction, says researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Baltimore. (2012-07-13)

Females under 25 at greater risk for ACL re-tear, say researchers
Graft size, sex and age have a significant effect on the odds of an ACL re-tear post reconstruction with a hamstring graft, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. (2016-07-07)

Universal neuromuscular training reduces ACL injury risk in young athletes
New research presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that universal neuromuscular training for adolescent athletes -- which focuses on the optimal way to bend, jump, land and pivot the knee -- is an effective and inexpensive way to avoid ACL sprains and tears. (2014-03-14)

Researchers win award for best clinical paper in orthopedic physical therapy
University of Delaware researchers have won the American Physical Therapy Association's award for the best clinical paper in orthopedics published in 2008. Their study focused on one of the most controversial topics in sports medicine -- the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. (2009-02-25)

Cadaver tissue fails nearly 25 percent of the time in young ACL reconstructions
Choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one key to ACL reconstruction success. A study released today at the 2008 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, found that with a failure rate of almost 24 percent, the use of cadaver replacement ligaments may not be the best choice for young, athletic patients. (2008-07-10)

New ligament discovered in the human knee
Two knee surgeons at University Hospitals Leuven have discovered a previously unknown ligament in the human knee. This ligament appears to play an important role in patients with anterior cruciate ligament tears. (2013-11-05)

Study identifies steep learning curve for surgeons who perform ACL reconstructions
Patients who have their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed by surgeons who have performed less than 60 surgeries are roughly four to five times more likely to undergo a subsequent ACL reconstruction, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. (2012-02-07)

New AAOS guidelines outline prevention, treatment strategies for ACL injuries
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors has approved Appropriate Use Criteria for anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programs and treatment, as well as rehabilitation and function checklists to help guide and ensure a safe return to sports for the treated athlete. (2015-10-06)

Knee injuries on the rise in child and adolescent athletes
Sports-related knee injuries in children and adolescents seem to be increasing at an alarming rate. Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia noted a more than 400 percent increase in these injuries at their institution over the last decade, according to new research presented on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. (2011-10-16)

Performance of wide receivers, running backs post-ACL injury falls by one third
The good news for NFL players who sustain an injury to their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is that they'll likely play again in the NFL. The bad news is, they'll return with diminished performance on the field, concludes a study in the December issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. (2006-11-30)

The impact of cruciate ligament rupture on osteoarthritis of the knee
The findings of a recent study published in the March 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism indicate anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture as a widely under-recognized and under-treated factor in knee OA. (2005-03-03)

Young athletes who require ACL reconstruction may benefit from additional procedure
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, an injury of the knee, can be devastating to a young athlete. While the ACL can be reconstructed through surgery, there is a high risk of re-injury in patients under the age of 25. In the largest clinical trial of its kind, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute have shown that performing an additional surgical procedure called lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) may reduce the risk of ACL re-injury in young athletes. (2019-05-21)

More than a knee injury: ACL tears cause harmful changes in our brain structure
It's known that some joint function is often permanently lost after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and re-injury is common even with intensive physical therapy, but it's unclear why. (2020-01-28)

Why are women more prone to knee injuries than men?
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have found that women who take the birth control pill, which lessen and stabilize estrogen levels, were less likely to suffer serious knee injuries. The findings are currently available in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. (2016-03-18)

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