ACL Surgery in Growing Adolescent Kids

ACL Surgery in Growing Adolescent Kids

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ACL Surgery in Growing Adolescent Kids

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 1484133260 993958932 ACL Surgery in Growing Adolescent KidsBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

We are seeing more ACL injuries in young growing athletes than we used to several decades ago, and more young athletes choose to have early ACL surgery
ACL surgery in a growing athlete requires special considerations to minimize chances of injury to the growth plates
With proper techniques, risk to the growth plates is low and success rates for surgery are very good although results are not as good as they are for adults after ACL surgery

An ACL tear in growing athletically active kids is a challenging issue to manage from a surgeon’s standpoint…

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