Lars Engebretsen’s learning points from the 2018 IOC Paediatric ACL consensus statement. Ep #325

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Professor Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Head of Medicine & Science at the IOC’s Scientific and Medical Department discusses the massive problem that is ACL injuries in children under 12 years of age. Kids’ ACL ruptures are becoming more prevalent, the condition seems to affect boys and girls equally, and the management is controversial. There is universal agreement that preserving the meniscus (which can include meniscal suture) is critical. See the full consensus statement here - http://bit.ly/2FwQMF6 Links: Link to the FREE 2018 consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/07/bjsports-2018-099060 Editorial by Professor Nick Mohtadi, Dr Clare Ardern and Professor Lars Engebetsen on the need to preserve the meniscus. http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2018/03/09/bjsports-2018-099169 Podcast: Lars Engebretsen on adult knee injuries (2016 podcast, 10K listens) https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/professor-lars-engebretsen-on-management-of-young-adult-and-older-patients-with-knee-injuries Podcast: Dr Ben Clarsen on elite athlete screening and monitoring https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/nipping-injuries-in-the-bud-practical-tips-for-injuryillness-care-in-elite-athletes

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