Strong Recommendations Support ACL Treatment

Terry Stanton

The newly approved clinical practice guideline (CPG) on the “Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries” is remarkable both for the total number of recommendations (20) and the percentage of those recommendations backed by evidence characterized either as Strong or Moderate (Table 1).

“Due to the amount of higher-quality research, there is a lot of good information for physicians and patients about best practices for ACL injury,” said Kevin G. Shea, MD, of St. Luke’s in Boise, Idaho, who chaired the ACL CPG work group. “Patient-centered care is important, and the guidelines play an important role in this.”

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