Inflammatory Cytokines and Biomarkers of Cartilage Metabolism 8 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Results From Operated and Contralateral Knees.
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Patients who sustain an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture are at increased risk to develop posttraumatic arthritis (PTA) in the injured knee whether the ACL is reconstructed or treated nonoperatively. Inflammatory cytokines and cartilage degradation biomarkers are elevated at the time of acute injury and postoperatively. This suggests that one mechanism for PTA may be an inflammatory degradative process initiated on the acute injury and sustained for some length of time independent of whether adequate joint stability is restored.
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|Journal||American Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Early online date||2015 Mar 18|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|