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Title: 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.
Epworth Authors: Feller, Julian
Other Authors: Ardern, Clare
Ekas, Guri Ranum
Grindem, Hege
Moksnes, Håvard
Anderson, Allen
Chotel, Franck
Cohen, Moises
Forssblad, Magnus
Ganley, Theodore
Karlsson, Jón
Kocher, Minider
LaPrade, Robert
McNamee, Michael
Mandelbaum, Bert
Micheli, Lyle
Mohtadi, Nicholas
Reider, Bruce
Roe, Justin
Seil, Romain
Siebold, Rainer
Silvers-Granelli, Holly
Soligard, Torbjorn
Witvrouw, Erik
Engebretsen, Lars
Keywords: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
ACL Injuries
Paediatric ACL Injuries
Management of Injury
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society
European Society for Sports Traumatology
Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Sociedad Latinoamericana de Artroscopia, Rodilla y Deporte
Musculoskeletal Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: BMJ Group
Citation: Br J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;52(7):422-438
Abstract: In October 2017, the International Olympic Committee hosted an international expert group of physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons who specialise in treating and researching paediatric ACL injuries. Representatives from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society, European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy, International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Artroscopia, Rodilla y Deporte attended. Physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons with clinical and research experience in the field, and an ethics expert with substantial experience in the area of sports injuries also participated. Injury management is challenging in the current landscape of clinical uncertainty and limited scientific knowledge. Injury management decisions also occur against the backdrop of the complexity of shared decision-making with children and the potential long-term ramifications of the injury. This consensus statement addresses six fundamental clinical questions regarding the prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric ACL injuries. The aim of this consensus statement is to provide a comprehensive, evidence-informed summary to support the clinician, and help children with ACL injury and their parents/guardians make the best possible decisions.
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099060
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ISSN: 1473-0480
Journal Title: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Division of Physiotherapy, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC), Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Department of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hôpital Femme Mere Enfant, Lyon, France
Orthopedic Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Department of Orthopaedics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, USA
College of Science, Health & Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Department of Orthopaedics, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Division of Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, USA
College of Engineering, Swansea University, Swansea, UK
University of Calgary Sports Medicine Centre, Calgary, Canada
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg
Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany
Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
HKF International Center for Hip, Knee, Foot Surgery and Sports Traumatology, ATOS Klinik, Heidelberg, Germany
Medical & Scientific Department, International Olympic Committee, Chateau de Vidy, Lausanne, Switzerland
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Review
Appears in Collections:Musculoskeletal

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