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ACE Report #7858
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

ISAKOS 2015:Sub-acute ACL reconstruction not associated with increased postop stiffness

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Differences in Early Results between Sub-Acute and Delayed ACL Reconstruction. A Randomized Controlled Trial

Contributing Authors: H Illerstrom B Barenius K Eriksson

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70 patients with an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury were randomized to undergo reconstruction within 8 days of the injury (sub-acute group) or after range of motion (ROM) normalization (delayed group). The purpose of the study was to assess whether the timing of the reconstruction had an impact on postoperative rehabilitation, and whether post-surgery stiffness was a concern with mod...

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