Preventing Osteoarthritis After an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: An Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Consensus Statement – April 19, 2023
April 19, 2023
After an anterior cruciate ligament injury, people often experience good outcomes; however, 1 in 3 people will develop symptoms or radiographic changes associated with osteoarthritis that lead to long-term burden. To identify osteoarthritis at its earliest stages so that interventions can be started to slow or halt the chronic burden of osteoarthritis, the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance’s interdisciplinary Secondary Prevention Task Group developed a consensus on recommendations that address patient education, exercise/rehabilitation, psychological skills training, cognitive-behavioral counseling, outcomes to monitor, secondary injury prevention, system-level social support, leveraging technology, and coordinated care models. This presentation will review the need for secondary prevention, the consensus methods, and the final recommendations.
About the Speaker:
Jeffrey Driban, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Dr. Jeffrey Driban is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and a member of the Special and Scientific Staff at Tufts Medical Center. His research explores novel biomarkers and imaging markers to facilitate more efficient clinical trials and better understand osteoarthritis pathophysiology and potential endotypes. Dr. Driban also aims to raise awareness about osteoarthritis and promote primary and secondary prevention strategies. He serves as the Past Chair of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance and Chair of their Secondary Prevention Task Force.