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Housecall for Health: Unnecessary Knee Surgery
You don’t have to be an athlete to suffer a serious knee injury, but a new study is finding that many non-athletes are going through the long, arduous process of ACL surgery unnecessarily.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Hoenig reports in today’s “Housecall for Health”:
At least half of all ACL reconstructions are unnecessary.
(Bogden) “Especially if they’re only having a moderately-active lifestyle that doesn’t include a lot of jumping, they might get by just fine without surgery.”
That’s according to a Swedish study published in the British Medical Journal. Physical therapist Mike Bogden says those who sustain injuries only to the ACL can probably just rehab it.
(Bodgen) “A lot of instability training to try to throw you off base and try to teach your body to compensate for that stability that was lost.”
ACL reconstructions usually require anywhere from four months to a year or more of PT.
Housecall for Health, I’m Chris Hoenig, FOX News Radio.