Does the Chronicity of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures Influence PatientReported Outcomes Before Surgery?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments, and as many as 200,000 ACL reconstructions (ACLRs) are performed annually in the United States.16,22,35 Despite ACLR being a common procedure, patients may present for surgical care at different times from an injury and with different constellations of associated meniscal and articular cartilage lesions. Fortunately, the advent of health-related quality of life (HRQoL) measures has provided a valuable tool to quantifiably measure patient activity, symptoms, and function at presentation.

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