A recent study published in the BMJ analysing the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis (OA) after knee trauma analysed over 1 million patients.
The risk of developing knee OA after ACL injury was 4 x higher compared to the non- injured knee or non- injured knee.
A meniscal (cartilage) injury and combined ACL/ meniscal injury as associated with 6x higher risk of developing OA.
1. The IMPORTANCE OF KNEE INJURY PREVENTION PROGRAMMES (strengthening).
2. The IMPORTANCE OF STRENGTHENING AFTER INJURY TO PREVENT or DELAY KNEE OA DEVELOPING.
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