Breakfast Workshop E: Preventing Osteoarthritis After an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: An Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Consensus Statement*

*Additional ticketed fee required

Date: Sunday, April 21, 2024
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM


Chairpersons: Ali Mobasheri & Elizabeth Wellsandt 

Mechanisms for Osteoarthritis Progression and Opportunities for Intervention After ACL Injury
Elizabeth Wellsandt 

OAAA Consensus Statement and Recommendations to Mitigate Osteoarthritis After ACL Injury
Laura Schmitt

Young people after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are at high risk for developing knees osteoarthritis.  In contrast to the traditional short-term focus on return to sport and prior level of function after knee injury, halting or slowing the progression to osteoarthritis requires a long-term, holistic outlook that addresses various contributors to the burden of osteoarthritis. The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance is a national coalition of concerned organizations mobilized to elevate osteoarthritis as a national health priority and promote effective policy solutions that address the toll of the disease. The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance formed an interdisciplinary Secondary Prevention Task Group to develop a consensus on recommendations to provide clinicians with secondary prevention strategies that are intended to reduce the risk of osteoarthritis after a person has an ACL injury. Join us for this session as task group members review the evidence on osteoarthritis after knee injury, share the consensus recommendations on secondary prevention strategies, provide tangible examples of how to implement these strategies in clinical practice, and facilitate a discussion about disseminating and researching secondary prevention after an ACL injury.