ACL tear in kids: serious injury with high risk of osteoarthritis

@article{Siebold2015ACLTI,
  title={ACL tear in kids: serious injury with high risk of osteoarthritis},
  author={Rainer Siebold and Romain Seil and Lars Engebretsen},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2015},
  volume={24},
  pages={641-643}
}
Paediatric ACL tears are rare, accounting for <5 % of all ACL injuries, and do rarely occur under the age of 9. It is considered as a serious injury to the knee, which cannot be repaired back to normal. The current evidence for treatment is low [12]. Some 15–20 years ago, the injury was mainly managed nonoperatively or by suture repair, which did too frequently result in unsuccessful outcomes. At that time, the diagnostic possibilities were inferior to current standards and the risk of… CONTINUE READING
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