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Relative Risks of ACL Repair in Young Athletes

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In pediatric sports medicine, it is now recognized that ACL injuries are increasingly common in kids. But their still-growing bodies present added ...
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    In pediatric sports medicine, it is now recognized that ACL injuries are increasingly common in kids. But their still-growing bodies present added risk when considering treatment options, not the least of which is the grueling recovery process following surgery to repair the injury. Dr. Mininder Kocher, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, and associate director of sports medicine at the Children's Hospital in Boston, assesses the relative risks of operative and non-operative treatment for ACL injuries in young athletes. How can we counsel our young patients who will not have surgery, but also refuse to adjust their activity level? Dr. Mark Nolan Hill hosts.

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