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Orthopedic Practice Patterns Relating to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Elite Athletes

Posted on: March 16th, 2016 by Our Team

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National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and US Olympic/World Cup Ski/Snowboard (Olympic) athletes receive orthopedic care from a select group of surgeons. Studies have shown that MLS athletes and X-Game skiers and snowboarders have performed well on return to sport (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, the techniques, graft choices, and rehabilitation protocols used to return these elite athletes to their pre-injury level of performance have not been elucidated.

This study by Dr. Verma and his team conducted an online survey that professional athlete orthopedic surgeons to determine the practice patterns relating to ACL reconstruction in elite athletes. Of the 94 team orthopedic surgeons surveyed 47 (50%) responded.

Complete Study: Orthopedic Practice Patterns Relating to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Elite Athletes

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