Delay in ACL reconstruction is associated with more severe and painful meniscal and chondral injuries

@article{Fok2012DelayIA,
  title={Delay in ACL reconstruction is associated with more severe and painful meniscal and chondral injuries},
  author={August Wai-Ming Fok and W. P. Yau},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={928-933}
}
The goal of our study was to investigate the associations between surgical delay, pain and meniscus, and articular cartilage lesions seen at the time of ACL reconstruction. One hundred and sixty-two consecutive patients who had received ACL reconstruction were recruited. The preoperative International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) questionnaires, and cartilage and meniscal lesions seen at the time of surgery were analysed. Patients with surgery within 12 months were less likely to have… CONTINUE READING