International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis
and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
Ardern CL, Ekås G, Grindem H, Moksnes H,
Anderson A, Chotel F, Cohen M, Forssblad M, Ganley TJ, Feller JA, Karlsson J,
Kocher MS, LaPrade RF, McNamee M, Mandelbaum B, Micheli L, Mohtadi N, Reider B,
Roe J, Seil R, Siebold R, Silvers-Granelli HJ, Soligard T, Witvrouw E,
Engebretsen L. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Feb 17. doi:
10.1007/s00167-018-4865-y. [Epub ahead of print]
The International Olympic Committee
organized a meeting of an international panel of physiotherapists and orthopedic
surgeons who specialize in treating and researching pediatric anterior cruciate
ligament (ACL) injuries to develop a consensus statement on the prevention,
diagnosis, and management of pediatric ACL injuries. The key sections cover
injury prevention (e.g., 11+ for kids program, factors that impact injury
prevention effectiveness); diagnosis, clinical tests, and imaging; treatment of
ACL injuries (e.g., rehabilitation, surgical techniques); treatment decision
modifiers; pediatric patient-reported outcomes; ethical considerations; and
future research.