Effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and meniscectomy on length of career in National football League athletes: A Case control Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Football
  • Knee Injuries

abstract

  • A history of meniscectomy, but not ACL reconstruction, shortens the expected career of a professional football player. A combination of ACL reconstruction and meniscectomy may be more detrimental to an athlete's durability than either surgery alone. Further research is warranted to better understand how these injuries and surgeries affect an athlete's career and what can be done to improve the long-term outcome after treatment.

publication date

  • December 2, 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0363546509349035

PubMed ID

  • 19875359

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2102

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 37

number

  • 11