Reply to the letter to the editor: Comment on “Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction performed within 12 months of the index injury is associated with a lower rate of medial meniscus tears”
We would like to thank the team of Bart Oole et al. for the interest and comments regarding our recently published retrospective cohort study entitled “Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction performed within 12 months of the index injury is associated with a lower rate of medial meniscus tears”. We agree with the authors on the controversy surrounding the time to surgery in patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Indeed, this is a topic which has been hotly debated on within the international community for decades. Even up until now, there is still the emergence of various studies drawing opposing conclusions, all backed by relatively strong evidence.
The authors have highlighted the studies by Frobell et al.  and van Yperen et al. , both of which support non-operative treatment, or delayed surgical treatment in ACL ruptures. However, Frobell et al. found that subjects assigned to rehabilitation plus optional delayed ACL reconstruction had to...
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