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Type of Sport and Outcomes After ACL Reconstruction

Orthopedics This Week—February 13, 2017

Orthopedics This Week reports on recent study published by HSS researchers entitled 'Comparative Influence of Sport Type on Outcome After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at Minimum 2-Year Follow-up'.

OTW writes that the authors found that at 2-year follow up, across all outcome tools, football players demonstrated significantly higher outcome scores than all other athletes. However, these outcome score differences may not be clinically significant and may be subject to confounding variables.

"The most important result was that there seems to be a sport specific variance in patient reported outcome after ACL reconstruction," said David W. Altchek, MD, sports medicine surgeon at HSS and study investigator. "Future research is to investigate why there is this variance and how we can improve the patient reported outcomes. One possible factor is that current ACL rehabilitation is not sport-specific and may play a role."

Read the full article at Ryortho.com.


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