Do Pediatric Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Have a Higher Rate of Familial Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury? | Lurie Children's

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Do Pediatric Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Have a Higher Rate of Familial Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury?

Bram, J. T., Pascual-Leone, N., Patel, N. M., DeFrancesco, C. J., Talathi, N. S., & Ganley, T. J.

Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Oct 30; 8(10)

Abstract

Background: Several studies have examined the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury history among relatives of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction (ACLR), but they have primarily analyzed adults with variable results.

Hypothesis: We hypothesized that he rate of familial ACL injuries among pediatric patients with ACL tears would be greater than that among pediatric patients with uninjured knees.

Study design: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3.

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