Posts by Nicole Cattano, PhD, MPH, LAT, ATC
Welcome to Sports Med Res’ this week in review podcast where we highlight the news in sports medicine research from the week ending on April 30, 2021. This week’s podcast focused on whether all patients need surgery after an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
* Concussion in para sport: the first position statement of the Concussion in Para Sport (CIPS) Group
* Operative Treatment Options for Patellofemoral Arthritis: An Expert Recommendation of the AGA Patellofemoral Committee
* Creatine Supplementation May Not Improve Recovery from Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage
* Costs and Timing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
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Half of patients may not need an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction; however, we need strategies to identify these people. Patients who undergo early ACL reconstruction may report slightly better outcomes at certain time points. However, an early ACL reconstruction is not cost-effective, and people who succeed with conservative care may have the best outcomes.