Under what circumstances should a patient with an anterior cruciate ligament tear undergo surgical repair?
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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).
Evidence Based Practice 15(10): 06.