Female athletes have increased 1.6 times risk.
Surgical management should be considered in the active population, young or old.
The decision to manage ACL tears surgically or nonsurgically (“conservatively”) can be difficult. Consider surgical management in active patients or if the injury interferes with activities of daily living.
Management is based on anticipated activity level, associated injuries, coexisting medical conditions, and acute versus long-standing ACL deficiency.
Assess functional status, rehabilitative exercise compliance, and pain control at follow-up visit.
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