Navigation Links
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests
Date:7/21/2010

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee are a relatively common and debilitating sports injury, typically leading to surgical repair.

But a new study in the July 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that some patients may have options beyond immediate reconstructive surgery.

"ACL reconstruction, in addition to supervised rehabilitation, is not necessary for all non-professional athletes to achieve similar self-reported function and quality of life," concluded study co-author Ewa Roos, professor and head of the Research Unit for Musculoskeletal Function and Physiotherapy at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense.

"However, at least five-year follow-up is necessary to know if any of the [alternative treatment] strategies is associated with less structural damage," Roos added.

The ACL is a ligament vital to the stability of the knee. An injury or tear to this ligament can cause pain and cause the knee to give way under even normal activity. These injuries most often occur in sports that place the ACL under high stress, the researchers explained.

For the study, the Danish team randomly assigned 121 active, young adults with ACL injuries to rehabilitation plus early ACL reconstructive surgery, or rehabilitation with surgery conducted later on -- if needed.

Among the 59 patients assigned to rehabilitation, 23 ended up having the surgery later on, while the other 36 did not, the study authors said.

In terms of pain, function and "knee-related quality of life," the researchers found no differences at two years post-injury between those who underwent early knee reconstruction, those who had rehabilitation plus delayed reconstruction, or those who underwent rehabilitation only, Roos said.

"A strategy of initial supervised rehabilitation-only was associated with a redu
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Virtually Everyone Should Get a Flu Shot: CDC
2. buySAFE, Inc. Releases a Breakthrough White Paper that is a Must Read for Every Internet Retailer Interested in Increasing Website Conversion
3. Cat-calls are detrimental to everyone
4. "On Top Of Everything” Wins Silver at the 2010 Axiom Business Book Awards
5. Go to Play Every Day & Call it Work: Finally-The Book to Get the Best Jobs For Everyone
6. Autism May Not Affect Every Family, But Every Family Can Affect Autism
7. Guided Meditation Made Available to Everyone for Stress Awareness Month
8. Most Holiday Injuries to Kids Spurred by Everyday Mishaps
9. GreenEarth Makes Every Day Earth Day with New Online Tools to Live a Greener Life
10. Every Day is Earth Day for Plumbing and Mechanical Professionals
11. When Earth Day Is Everyday At The Office, Used Office Furniture Recycling
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Not Every ACL Tear Needs Early Surgery, Study Suggests
(Date:8/20/2014)... veterans receiving mental health services from the Veterans Health ... improvement among all areas studied. , The RAND Corporation ... with a substance use disorder were less satisfied than ... substance abuse problems also were less likely than others ... their decisions. , The findings, published in the journal ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable ... FL at the Sun Life Stadium in early September. , ... when Brazil and Colombia meet at Sun Life Stadium in Miami ... teams in the world and will be a rematch of their ... will kick-off on Sept. 5 and will feature some of the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 BCC Research ( ... PHOTONIC SENSORS AND DETECTORS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS ... is expected to grow to $15.2 billion by ... (CAGR) of 15.9%. Increasing industrialization is driving ... a rapidly expanding range of industrial applications such ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 The Institute for Integrative ... proud to announce its new partnership with ... cutting-edge university offering graduate programs featuring flexible learning. ... are now eligible to receive six graduate credits ... Studies. , “I’m so thrilled to announce this ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... 20, 2014 One Call Alert expands its ... of ResCube, a fully-mobile wearable device that connects customers to ... button, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. , ... cross country. It operates on the T-Mobile nationwide network like ... in to work. , Like with the other One Call ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Survey finds veterans generally satisfied with mental health care 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 2Health News:Brazil vs. Colombia Tickets in Miami, FL: Ticket Down Slashes Colombia vs. Brazil Tickets at Sun Life Stadium in Miami for Sept. 5th Match 3Health News:Global Market for Photonic Sensors and Detectors to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2019 2Health News:Global Market for Photonic Sensors and Detectors to Reach $15.2 Billion in 2019 3Health News:Integrative Nutrition Announces New Partnership with California Institute of Integral Studies 2Health News:Integrative Nutrition Announces New Partnership with California Institute of Integral Studies 3Health News:One Call Alert Introduces ResCube™, Smallest Mobile Medical Alert System on Market 2Health News:One Call Alert Introduces ResCube™, Smallest Mobile Medical Alert System on Market 3
... boosts production of bone-eroding cells , , MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay ... diabetes patients, may contribute to bone loss, according to a ... the long term, Avandia (rosiglitazone) may speed osteoporosis, the thinning ... fatal fractures. , The findings appear in the Dec. 2 ...
... choices, even chewing gum, can help keep extra pounds at bay, ... is such a focal point of the holidays, it,s all too ... in celebration. , But a bit of planning may help you ... and dietetics at Saint Louis University. , "It,s OK to indulge ...
... Dec. 2 The United States,Conference of Mayors and ... as World AIDS Day. America,s mayors support every effort ... and growing,impact of HIV/AIDS., Since the pandemic was ... worldwide have died from AIDS and 33 million are ...
... Bush, U2,s Bono and Others Challenge 5,000 Teens via, Simulcast to 200 ... ... Cure, LAKE FOREST, Calif., Dec. 1 ... Saddleback Church, held on World AIDS Day, which capped a,four-day Global Summit on ...
... and Confidential HIV Testing and ... World AIDS Day 2007, LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 ... Earvin "Magic" Johnson, and,Abbott are bringing the "I Stand With ... women, on HIV/AIDS,prevention and treatment. The program aims to reduce ...
... can trigger symptoms, experts warn , SATURDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay ... the season of sneezing, congestion and other woes for ... at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). ... minimum, they say. , "Whether it,s feasting on holiday meals, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Diabetes Drug Avandia Could Weaken Bones 2Health News:Holidays Don't Have to Leave You Heavier 2Health News:The United States Conference of Mayors Observes World AIDS Day 2Health News:First-Ever Saddleback AIDS Youth Summit Addresses a Future Without HIV On World Aids Day: 2Health News:First-Ever Saddleback AIDS Youth Summit Addresses a Future Without HIV On World Aids Day: 3Health News:Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring 'I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS' to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS 2Health News:Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring 'I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS' to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS 3Health News:Cookie Johnson and Abbott Bring 'I Stand With Magic: Campaign to End Black AIDS' to Los Angeles to Educate African-American Women on HIV/AIDS 4Health News:'Tis the Season For Allergy, Asthma 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry ... markets for Feminine Hygiene Products in US$ Million by ... and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for ... Japan , Europe , ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... --  Easy Breathe , the fastest growing online sleep apnea ... - has received more than 4.5 million unique page views since ... that so many people are finding our blog and reading our ... committed to making sleep apnea more widely known and hope that ... sleep apnea news , troubleshooting advice , and new ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: EMR 2014: The Market ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0833392/EMR-2014-The-Market-for-Electronic-Medical-Records.html Kalorama has continuously examined ... for nearly a decade, and each year we ... report has become the industry standard, oft-quoted by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 2Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 3Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 4Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 5Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 6Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 7Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 8Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 9Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 10Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 11Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 12Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 13Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 14Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 15Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 16Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 17Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 18Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 19Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 20Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 21Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 22Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 23Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 24Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 25Global Feminine Hygiene Products Industry 26Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 2Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 3Easy Breathe Blog Emerges as the Go-To Resource for Sleep Apnea Sufferers 4EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 2EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 3EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 4EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 5EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 6EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 7EMR 2014: The Market for Electronic Medical Records 8
... Cetero Research, the leading early-stage contract research ... another industry milestone with the completion of its ... position as the unmatched leader in early-phase clinical ... and therapeutic expertise that Cetero offers to pharmaceutical, ...
... Following the acquisition of Medos Medizintechnik AG by ... Fund of Heilbronn") the company will cooperate closely in ... expected to strengthen both medical device companies. ... has acquired Medos Medizintechnik AG from Ventizz Capital Partners ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cetero Research Announces Completion of 20,000th Early-Phase Clinical Study 2Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 2Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 3Novalung and Medos Start Cooperation 4
... Web Edition, gives the Physician, the Administrator ... the MD Coder Web Edition over the ... and features of the Enterprise Server but ... training, maintenance, upgrades and white glove user ...
ZapICD is a reference to the complete set of ICD codes....
... MD Coder is simply more ... is a handheld solution for ... for both individual physicians and ... v6.0 now comes in three ...
In addition to the patient data OB-on-Call contains a comprehensive Medications list displaying related drugs by brand name, generic title, and usage description notes....
Medicine Products: