Good news, bad news on ACL reconstruction

By Annie Hayashi

Associated meniscal lesions affect OA development

According to an Argentinian study presented at the AAOS 75th Annual Meeting, 90 percent of patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery to restore knee stability showed favorable initial results. Osteoarthritis (OA) was more likely to develop in patients who required meniscectomies in addition to the reconstructive surgery.

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