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Infographic. Primary surgery versus primary rehabilitation for treating anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  1. Patrick J Owen1,
  2. Tobias Saueressig2,
  3. Tobias Braun3,4,
  4. Nora Steglich3,
  5. Frank Diemer5,
  6. Jochen Zebisch2,
  7. Maximilian Herbst2,
  8. Wolfgang Zinser6,
  9. Daniel L Belavy3
  1. 1 Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2 Science and Research, Physio Meets Science GmbH, Leimen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  3. 3 Department of Applied Health Sciences, Division of Physiotherapy, Hochschule fur Gesundheit, Bochum, Germany
  4. 4 HSD Hochschule Dopfer, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  5. 5 DIGOTOR GbR, Brackenheim, Germany
  6. 6 Unfallkrankenhaus Kalwang, Kalwang, Steiermark, Austria
  1. Correspondence to Dr Patrick J Owen, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia; p.owen{at}deakin.edu.au

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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most common knee injuries, with incidence estimated at 30–78 per 100 000 person-years.1 A debate on whether management should be primarily surgical (eg, early reconstruction) or rehabilitative (eg, early physiotherapy or exercise training, with optional delayed surgery) persists, which in part stems from the lack of high-quality synthesis of previous trials, as well as that data continue to emerge from new studies and follow-up from prior studies. We recently published the first iteration of our living systematic review that aimed to examine the comparative efficacy of primarily surgical versus …

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  • Contributors Visualisation: PJO. Writing—original draft: PJO. Writing—review and editing: all.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.