Incidence of subsequent injury to either knee within 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft.

@article{Shelbourne2009IncidenceOS,
  title={Incidence of subsequent injury to either knee within 5 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with patellar tendon autograft.},
  author={K. Donald Shelbourne and T Flint Gray and Marc Scott Haro},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={246-51}
}
BACKGROUND The risk of subsequent anterior cruciate ligament injury to either knee after surgery based on sex, age, and activity has not been extensively studied. HYPOTHESES Women have a higher incidence of anterior cruciate ligament injury to the contralateral knee after surgery than men but do not have a difference in injuries to the reconstructed knee. Young, competitive athletes have a higher incidence of injury than older patients. The time to return to full activities does not affect… CONTINUE READING
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