Letters

Orthopaedic and trauma surgery

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7000.331 (Published 29 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:331
  1. D S Johnson,
  2. R B Smith
  1. Research registrar Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal Preston Hospital, Preston PR2 4HT

    Best method of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is debated

    EDITOR,--Christopher J K Bulstrode's article on recent advances in orthopaedic and trauma surgery suggests that long term research into the treatment of injuries to the anterior cruciate is not being undertaken.1 Many of these injuries improve with conservative treatment, with only 21-43% of patients (18-36 out of 84) in one study ultimately requiring reconstruction.2 Reconstruction is now widely accepted to be …

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