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New Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear Review Article Published in New England Journal of Medicine by Sports Medicine Chief Volker Musahl, MD

June 25, 2019
Volker Musahl, MD, chief of the Division of Sports Medicine and medical director of the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex, along with co-author Jon Karlsson, MD, PhD, from the Department
of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, recently published a new review article1 in the New England Journal of Medicine on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

The review guides readers through a clinical case presentation illustrating the most current best practices and guidelines in diagnosis and management of ACL tears. The article discusses further the rationales for operative strategies and timing of surgery, when nonoperative treatment approaches may be called for, and current best practices in surgical repair techniques: namely anatomic reconstruction. Furthermore, Drs. Musahl and Karlsson discuss risk factors and incidence of ACL tears and aspects of return-to-play guidelines.

1. For the full text of the article, please see: Musahl V, Karlsson J. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jun 13; 380(24): 2341-2348. Doi: 10.1056/NEJMMcp1805931. Review.