Rick Wright, MD, the author of this blog, is a sports medicine physician at Washington University Orthopedics in St. Louis and the head team physician for the St. Louis Blues. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries, and has special interests in knee ACL and revision ACL injuries, meniscus injuries, articular cartilage injuries of the knee, shoulder instability, rotator cuff disease, and total knee replacements. Your comments and feedback are encouraged.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Meniscal and Chondral Predictors of ACL Revision Reconstruction Outcomes
Revision ACL reconstruction is known to result in worse outcomes. Meniscus and cartilage damage may contribute to these worse outcomes. With the MARS (Multi-center ACL Revision Study) Group we looked 1215 revision ACL reconstructions to analyze the impact of meniscus and articular cartilage damage on patient results We found that a previous lateral meniscectomy and femoral groove/trochlear groove cartilage damage most strongly contributed to worse patient outcomes. Read further details HERE
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