Pediatric ACL and Sports Injuries

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1/ 0.5 BOC – Category A
Section CEUs: 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™/0.5 Category A hours

Presenter: Anthony Brothers, MD

Disclosure: Neither the speakers or planners of this activity have any relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Materials: Participants have no equipment or materials required to take this education course.

Pediatric ACL tears are significantly increasing and there is a fundamental change in approach away from non-operative care towards operative management. With the variety of operative techniques available, skeletal age/remaining growth dictate the ACL reconstruction best indicated for the specific patient. With operative treatment, hamstring graft is still the gold standard for skeletally immature ACL reconstruction. The course also discusses a brief overview of rehabilitation of the pediatric ACL to get the athlete back to playing sports around 12 months. However, the best treatment is prevention, which has been shown in multiple studies to be effective in decreasing the rate of ACL injuries in athletes..


Recognize and be able to evaluate and diagnose the pediatric injured knee
Define the current treatment recommendations for the pediatric ACL
Describe the current rehabilitation recommendations for the pediatric ACL

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Florida Medical Association.

The Florida Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

Baptist Health Care designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 hour(s) in AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Andrews Research & Education Foundation (BOC AP# P10024) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 0.5 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.