Title

Nonsurgical management of an anterior cruciate ligament-Deficient knee in a women’s soccer player: A validation clinical case report

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2017

Abstract

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.

Publication Name

Journal of Athletic Training

Volume Number

52

First Page

1079

Last Page

1083

Issue Number

11

DOI

10.4085/1062-6050.52.11.21

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