June 2020

Groundbreaking Research on ACL Outcomes

After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, limitations in range of motion (ROM) reduce the ability of patients to return to sports and function normally, and increase symptoms such as pain. Even a small loss of knee extension—3° to 5°—has a negative impact,1 according to groundbreaking research conducted at Shelbourne Knee Center.

Ensuring a Good Outcome for Every Patient

When K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, cares for athletes with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), he understands what they’re going through—he tore his ACL while an All-American football player studying chemistry at Wabash College. Dr. Shelbourne was also captain of the wrestling team and winner of an NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship in wrestling.