Under what circumstances should a patient with an anterior cruciate ligament tear undergo surgical repair?

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Under what circumstances should a patient with an anterior cruciate ligament tear undergo surgical repair?

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Title: Under what circumstances should a patient with an anterior cruciate ligament tear undergo surgical repair?
Author: Hutchinson, Elizabeth; Sands, Jarret
Keywords: ligament tear
surgical repair
nonsurgical treatment
Date: 2012-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 15(10): 06.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Candidates for surgical repair of a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) include those who have a high activity level, are skeletally immature, or have a concomitant repairable meniscus injury. Candidates for conservative management are skeletally mature patients who do not anticipate engaging in high-risk activities (SOR: C, systematic reviews of case series and expert opinion).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15754

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