Knee Surg Relat Res 2021 Apr 6;33(1):11. Epub 2021 Apr 6.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Aran 13gil 15, Jeju-si, Jeju Self-Governing Province, 63241, South Korea.
Purpose: To evaluate the result of implementing an initial non-operative treatment program for an acute ACL injury and to find if the timing of initiating the non-operative treatment is significant.
Methods: This study included a prospective cohort of 85 consecutive patients with acute ACL injury who were treated according to the above strategy for the initial 3 months with 1-year follow-up. Clinical evaluations were made by Lysholm score, Tegner activity score, Lachman test (LT), pivot-shit test (PST), and the side to side difference (SSD) by KT-2000 arthrometer. Read More