Young Athletes With ACL Injuries Often Need Repeat Surgery: Study

HealthDay—May 22, 2015

HealthDay reports on a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery that found that a large number of young ACL surgery patients need second knee surgery at later date.

"This is the first study to evaluate, on a population level, the percentage of patients under age 21 who had subsequent ACL or non-ACL knee surgery following a primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction," said lead investigator Dr. Emily Dodwell, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at HSS.

The study followed patients for nearly seven years and was recently presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America in Atlanta.

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