What is the role of the conservative intervention in the treatment of a torn anterior cruciate ligament?

Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi. 2015;26(2):97-9. doi: 10.5606/ehc.2015.20.


Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common and the economic burden of these injuries is high. However, the optimal management of a torn ACL of the knee is still controversial. Anterior cruciate ligament surgery is not suitable for all patients; there are some indications for non-surgical treatment with a strict neuromuscular rehabilitation program in selected patients. Neuromuscular rehabilitation is also necessary prior to ACL reconstruction. This is crucial for the primary and secondary prevention, too.

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Life Style
  • Recovery of Function