Study looks at best ways to treat pediatric ACL injuries

02/13/2013 |

Children and teens who injured their knee's anterior cruciate ligament should be treated by an orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgical treatment for such injuries, a review found. Researchers said that nonsurgical treatment should be considered for young patients suffering from partial ACL tears that are less than 50% of the diameter of the ligament. The findings appear in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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