From the Good physio facebook page 20. august 2019

Ihara, H., & Kawano, T. (2017). Influence of age on healing capacity of acute tears of the anterior cruciate ligament based on magnetic resonance imaging assessment. Journal of computer assisted tomography, 41(2), 206.”

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Did you know this? 🤔
Great post by @g.physio 😊👍
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“👉 Contrary to previous beliefs, the ACL does have the capacity to heal on its own WITHOUT surgery.
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👉 This was shown in this lovely paper, where 102 patients with ruptured ACLs underwent rehabilitation with no surgery. What they found was that more than 80% of these ruptured ACLs had healed.
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👉 Now this isn’t saying that surgery is no longer needed. In this same study, those who were of a younger age tended to have more severe injuries and did not see a recovery rate as high as their older counterparts.
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👉 Surgical management of ACL ruptured have their place, however it is unfortunate it has taken this long for people to realise that not every torn ACL requires surgery.
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Ihara, H., & Kawano, T. (2017). Influence of age on healing capacity of acute tears of the anterior cruciate ligament based on magnetic resonance imaging assessment. Journal of computer assisted tomography, 41(2), 206.”