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.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Does ACL Reconstruction Result In Arthritis
In a meta-analysis of osteoarthritis following ACL reconstruction it has been noted in combined, pooled results of 4108 patients that at 5, 10 and 20 years results in osteoarthritis in 11.3%, 20.6%, and 51.6% respectively. These are devastating results, but we must keep in mind that patients treated nonoperatively without ACL reconstruction develop OA at similar rates. Read additional details of the study HERE
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