A selection of published medical articles (most recent first) about Cruciate Ligament issues.

Because our team are always combing the medical literature for their editorial work, we thought it might be useful to others to see what we have been reading, and have put a link to the abstract available on PubMed. Where possible, we have located a copy of the full article and added a link, but your local library will also be able to obtain a reprint for you.

The prevalence rate of developing moderate to severe OA at >20 years after ACL reconstruction was 28.6%. Significant factors predictive of OA in the long-term were older age at surgery, medial meniscectomy, and knee extension loss.

Results of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Patellar Tendon Autografts: Objective Factors Associated With the Development of Osteoarthritis at 20 to 33 Years After Surgery. Shelbourne KD, Benner RW, Gray T. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Aug 1:363546517718827. doi: 10.1177/0363546517718827. [Epub ahead of print]

"MLKIs [multiple ligament knee injuries] continue to be a rare but devastating injury. Recent evidence indicates that clinicians may be providing too much protection from early weight bearing and range of motion, but an accelerated approach has not been rigorously tested."

Current Concepts and Controversies in Rehabilitation After Surgery for Multiple Ligament Knee Injury. Lynch AD, Chmielewski T, Bailey L, Stuart M, Cooper J, Coady C, Sgroi T, Owens J, Schenck R, Whelan D, Musahl V, Irrgang J. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2017 Aug 4. doi: 10.1007/s12178-017-9425-4. [Epub ahead of print]

"Concurrent injury was common in this group of elite ski racers. Primary ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] tears were typically accompanied by lateral compartment chondral lesions and complex meniscal tears that worsened over time. ACL/MCL [medial collateral ligament] tears were the most common multiligament injury pattern."

A Retrospective Analysis of Concurrent Pathology in ACL-Reconstructed Knees of Elite Alpine Ski Racers. Jordan MJ, Doyle-Baker P, Heard M, Aagaard P, Herzog W. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Jul 10;5(7):2325967117714756. doi: 10.1177/2325967117714756. eCollection 2017 Jul.

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