First Published April 16, 2018 Research Article
A total of 272 patients (51% female)age of 16-34 years were included. In the multivariable analysis, a favorable odds ratio (OR) for returning to sport was found for patients of male sex, younger age at the time of ACL reconstruction , a higher preinjury score on the Tegner Activity Scale, and an absence of injury to the meniscus and medial collateral ligament. Graft choice did not effect Return to Sport.
Positive predictors of a return to knee-strenuous sport 1 year after ACL reconstruction were male sex, younger age, a high preinjury level of physical activity, and the absence of concomitant injuries to the medial collateral ligament and meniscus.
Graft choice did not effect Return to Sport. (Dr. Tarlow comment: autograft BTB (patella), autograft hamstring, autograft Quad tendon is graft of choice in this age of patient. Allograft of all types contra – indicated in this age group)