Is ACL reconstruction a prerequisite for the patients having recreational sporting activities?

Kovalak E., ATAY T., ÇETİN C., Atay M., SERBEST M. O.

ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA ET TRAUMATOLOGICA TURCICA, vol.52, no.1, pp.37-43, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aott.2017.11.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-43
  • Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament, Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Functional performance tests, Knee joint, Neuromuscular joint facilitation, Proprioception, ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT, NONOPERATIVE TREATMENT, KNEE FUNCTION, FOLLOW-UP, PATELLAR TENDON, DECISION-MAKING, MUSCLE STRENGTH, DEFICIENT KNEE, INJURY, REHABILITATION
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare midterm outcome measures between isolated ACL tear patients who underwent reconstruction followed by closed kinetic chain exercises and those who underwent neuromuscular training only.