Nonsurgical management of an anterior cruciate ligament-Deficient knee in a women’s soccer player: A validation clinical case report
Background: A collegiate women’s soccer player sustained an isolated anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear and expressed a desire to continue her season without surgical intervention. Design: Case report. Intervention(s): Using the results of a randomized controlled trial and published clinical guidelines, the clinicians classified the patient as an ACL-deficient coper. The patient completed her soccer season without incident, consistent with the findings of the established clinical guidelines. However, 6 months later, she sustained a meniscal tear, which was not unexpected given that 22% of ACL-deficient copers in the randomized controlled trial incurred a meniscal tear within 24 months of ACL injury. Conclusion: The external evidence was helpful in making informed clinical decisions regarding patient care.
Journal of Athletic Training
Gray, Courtney E.; Hummel, Chris; and Lazenby, Todd, "Nonsurgical management of an anterior cruciate ligament-Deficient knee in a women’s soccer player: A validation clinical case report" (2017). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 441.