A critical appraisal of "The effects of early aggressive rehabilitation on outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autologous hamstring tendon: a randomized clinical trial"




Graham, Allison

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Researchers conducted a study on whether non-aggressive or aggressive rehabilitation was more beneficial post-operation of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament repair. The validity of the study was examined and it was found that the study was reliable. The introduction provided ample background that lead to a sound hypothesis for the study. The methods of the study were written in a way that is repeatable and had very little researcher bias because it was a randomized clinical trial. The results provided all the data that was introduced in the hypothesis and presented them in that same order. The discussion was concise and the authors provided information about the flaws in the research. It was found that there was no statistical difference between the aggressive and non-aggressive rehabilitation groups.