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Additional Sources Of Information On Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

Monday, July 9, 2012 - 14:30

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here are some reliable sources that can provide more information on anterior cruciate ligament tears.

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 
Phone: 847/823-7186
Phone: 800/346-2267

World Wide Web address: http://www.aaos.org

American Physical Therapy Association 
Phone: 800/999-APTA (2782)

World Wide Web address: http://www.apta.org

Articles Found Useful for ACL Tears

Bernard R. Bach, Jr. MD. Acute Knee Injuries: When to Refer. The Physician and Sports Medicine. Volt 25 - No. 5 - May 1997

Discusses mechanisms of injury, diagnosis, and treatment of the knee with emphasis on determining when an orthopedic specialist should see the knee injury. Discusses several types of knee injuries including ligament injuries and meniscus injuries.

Article usefulness: 5

James L. Moeller, MD; Mary M. Lamb, MD. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Female Athletes: Why Are Women More Susceptible? The Physician and Sports Medicine. Volt 25 - No. 4 - April 1997

This article covers the structural and biomechanical factors that may predispose females to injury of the anterior cruciate ligament. Discusses structural differences between males and females placing increased stress and loading on the knee joint during specific athletic activities.

Article usefulness: 5

Todd Arnold, MD; K. Donald Shelbourne, MD. A Preoperative Rehabilitation Program for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. The Physician and Sports Medicine - Vol. 28 - No. 1 - January 2000

Discusses and educates about the proper steps following an ACL injury to reduce inflammation and pain. Describes the sequence of rehabilitation as well as describes a program to help the individual prepare for reconstructive surgery.

Article usefulness: 5

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