07.05.2013

Early ACL reconsruction

In a recent Metanalysis of 8 trials Kwok et al have reported that if an accelerated rehabilitation strategy is used that there is no increased risk of knee stiffness from an ACL reconstruction even if performed as early as 1 week after injury. Kwok, C.S., T. Harrison, and C. Servant, The Optimal Timing for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Respect to the Risk of Postoperative Stiffness. Arthroscopy, 2013. 29(3): p. 556-565.