AN ANALYSIS OF ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION
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AbstractAnterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are very common orthopedic injuries for young adults. This paper will analyze the risk factors, diagnostic testing, accompanying injuries, and the grade of the rupture of ACL tears. Graft selection is an important choice many patients have to make, and possible graft types and sites will be analyzed and compared in relation to outcomes, age, and associated risks. Finally, rehabilitation both prior to and after surgery will be discussed. The overall goal of this paper is to be able to offer a resource for patients going through the process so they can make the best choice in graft and better understand their road to recovery.
Degree ProgramHonors College