Is osteoarthritis an inevitable consequence of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A meta-analysis

@article{Claes2012IsOA,
  title={Is osteoarthritis an inevitable consequence of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A meta-analysis},
  author={Steven Claes and Laurens Hermie and R. Verdonk and Johan Bellemans and Peter Verdonk},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={1967-1976}
}
Although the occurrence of early osteoarthritis (OA) is commonly associated with a history of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, its exact prevalence in these patients remains unknown. The goal of this study was to review the current literature on long-term radiographic outcome after autologous ACL reconstruction and subsequently perform a meta-analysis to obtain evidence-based prevalences of OA at a mean of 10 years after surgery. In addition, this report aimed at identifying the… CONTINUE READING
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