Loss of normal knee motion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with radiographic arthritic changes after surgery.

@article{Shelbourne2012LossON,
  title={Loss of normal knee motion after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with radiographic arthritic changes after surgery.},
  author={K. Donald Shelbourne and Scott E. Urch and Tene Gray and Heather D. Freeman},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={
          108-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND Meniscectomy and articular cartilage damage have been found to increase the prevalence of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, but the effect of knee range of motion has not been extensively studied. HYPOTHESIS The prevalence of osteoarthritis as observed on radiographs would be higher in patients who had abnormal knee range of motion compared with patients with normal knee motion, even when grouped for like meniscal or articular cartilage lesions… CONTINUE READING
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