Education before ACL reconstruction reduces rates of reinjury in first year

By Jordana Bieze Foster Two hours of patient education before anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can significantly reduce rates of reinjury in the first year after surgery, according to research from Funabashi Orthopedic Hospital in Japan. Investigators analyzed 252 ACL reconstruction patients who voluntarily chose to attend a two-hour lecture prior to undergoing surgery and 200 patients who chose not to attend. The same surgical technique was used in all patients, and patient activity levels were similar between the two groups

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Education before ACL reconstruction reduces rates of reinjury in first year

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