Guideline on anterior cruciate
ligament injury.
Meuffels DE,
Poldervaart MT, Diercks RL, Fievez AW, Patt TW, Hart CP, Hammacher ER, Meer FV,
Goedhart EA, Lenssen AF, Muller-Ploeger SB, Pols MA, Saris DB. Acta Orthop.
2012 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print]
The Dutch
Orthopaedic Association has released “recommendations from the
multidisciplinary clinical guideline working group for anterior cruciate
ligament injury.” The guidelines address eight clinical questions…
“1. What is
the role of physical examination and additional diagnostic tools?
2. Which
patient-related outcome measures should be used?
3. What are
the relevant parameters that influence the indication for an ACL
4. Which
findings or complaints are predictive of a bad result of an ACL injury
5. What is
the optimal timing for surgery for an ACL injury?
6. What is
the outcome of different conservative treatment modalities?
7. Which kind
of graft gives the best result in an ACL reconstruction?
8. What is
the optimal postoperative treatment concerning rehabilitation, resumption of
sports, and physiotherapy?”