Healing of acute ACL rupture without surgery: An analysis of the KANON Trial

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The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the natural course of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) healing on MRI within 5 years of acute ACL rupture and compare 2-year and 5-year outcomes based on healing status and treatment group from the Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Nonsurgical vs Surgical Treatment (KANON) trial.

Status of project: completed

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'Surgery may not be best option for ACL injury' ABC Broadcast featuring Dr Stephanie Filbay

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'Surgery or  Rehabilitation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury w/ Dr. Stephanie Filbay' Episode 70 of  The ERehab Podcast

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'Many anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries can heal without surgery' by NewScientist featuring Dr Stephanie Filbay

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'Ruptured ACLs can heal without surgery, study finds' University of Melbourne Newsroom

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Evidence of ACL healing on MRI following ACL rupture treated with rehabilitation alone may be associated with better patient-reported outcomes: a secondary analysis from the KANON trial

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Researchers involved in this study included Dr Stephanie Filbay and collaborators from Boston University, Lund University and University of Southern Denmark.

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