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.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Does An ACL Tear Result In Arthritis
Studies have demonstrated a risk of arthritis following an ACL tear with or without a subsequent ACL reconstruction. We have found in the MARS (Multi-Center ACL Revision Study) cohort that 90% have a meniscus tear or arthritis. ~ 70% have both. HERE are some details regarding the risk.