AUC Assumptions and Disclaimer

Before these criteria are consulted, it is assumed that:

  1. Individual is involved in competitive and/or recreational athletics
  2. No prior history of ACL reconstruction
  3. No current history of ACL deficiency

  Conditions Not Covered by this AUC

  • Tibial eminence fracture
  • Collateral ligament injuries
  • Re-tears of prior reconstructions
  • Partial ACL injuries

Disclaimer Volunteer physicians from multiple medical specialties created and categorized these Appropriate Use Criteria. These Appropriate Use Criteria are not intended to be comprehensive or a fixed protocol, as some patients may require more or less treatment or different means of diagnosis. These Appropriate Use Criteria represent patients and situations that clinicians treating or diagnosing musculoskeletal conditions are most likely to encounter. The clinician’s independent medical judgment, given the individual patient’s clinical circumstances, should always determine patient care and treatment. Practitioners are advised to consider management options in the context of their own training and background and institutional capabilities when selecting recommended treatment options

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