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Rehabilitation and Early Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Was Not Better Than Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction

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Sources of funding: Swedish Research Council; Medical Faculty of Lund University; Skåne Regional Council; Thelma Zoegas Fund; Stig and Ragna Gorthon Research Foundation; Swedish National Center for Research in Sports; and Pfizer Global Research.
For correspondence: Dr. R.B. Frobell, Department of Orthopedics, Lund University Hospital, SE-22185, Lund, Sweden. E-mail address: richard.frobell@med.lu.se
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Frobell  RB,  Roos  EM,  Roos  HP,  Ranstam  J,  Lohmander  LS. A Randomized Trial of Treatment for Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. N Engl J Med.2010Jul 22;363(4):331-42.

J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Feb 16;93(4):395-395. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9304.ebo579
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