Potential Benefits of Implementation
Potential benefits include reduction of surgery with decreased OR time and less likelihood of motion limitations.
Potential Harms of Implementation
Potential harms may include the late loss of function or recurrent ACL injury from the residual valgus laxity.
Long term follow-up studies of ACL reconstructed patients with partial MCL tears treated non-operatively at the time of ACL reconstruction, compared to isolated ACL injuries treated with ACL reconstruction would establish if there is potential harm associated with this strategy of treatment for complete ACL tears with associated partial MCL tears.
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