Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction practice patterns by NFL and NCAA football team physicians.

@article{Erickson2014AnteriorCL,
  title={Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction practice patterns by NFL and NCAA football team physicians.},
  author={Brandon J. Erickson and Joshua D Harris and Yale A. Fillingham and Rachel M. Frank and Charles Anthony Bush-Joseph and Bernard Raymond Bach and Brian Cole and Nikhil N. Verma},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={731-8}
}
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine practice patterns for National Football League (NFL) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football team orthopaedic surgeons regarding management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in elite, young, and middle-aged recreational athletes. METHODS Two hundred sixty-seven NFL and NCAA Division I team orthopaedic surgeons were surveyed through an online survey. A 9-question survey assessed surgeon experience, graft choice… CONTINUE READING
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