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Study highlights increased number of ACL tears among youth

The number of ACL tears among adolescents and school-aged children has increased during the past 20 years, according to results recently presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, with peak rates of tears seen in high school students.

Investigators of the study reviewed insurance company billing data from 1994 to 2003. Among patients aged 6 years to 18 years, investigators discovered the overall incidence of ACL tears increased by 2.3% each year.

Source: Healio

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