Possible Harms of Implementation
As with all surgical procedures, there are patient risk including but not limited to infection, anesthetic complications, phlebitis, and neurovascular injury.
Recommend increased attention to assessing factors important to potentially delay or prevent post-joint injury osteoarthritis such as outcomes of meniscus repair vs resection and outcomes assessing joint biology and homeostasis including restoration of normal joint biomechanics. Prospective comparative studies of nonoperative treatment and ACL reconstruction in skeletally immature patients are necessary.
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