SaHCAT ShopTalk: “ACL Revision—Evaluation and Management”

April 2021 Virtual Somerset and Hunterdon County Athletic Trainer Shop Talk

“ACL Revision—Evaluation and Management”

David Abrutyn, MD

Monday, April 26th, 7:30pm-9pm (45 minute presentation, followed by Q&A w/Dr. Abrutyn, followed by SaHCAT Open Discussion)

Who's invited? Athletic Trainers who work or live in or around Somerset and/or Hunterdon County, NJ

This talk will be a comprehensive overview of the causes and evaluation of a recurrent ACL tear. We will focus on the evaluation and workup of the patient as well as the approach to revision ACL surgery as well as postoperative protocol and return to play.


  1. Understand the causes of recurrent ACL tear
  2. Learn the appropriate evaluation and workup of the patient
  3. Become familiar with important concepts/consideration for surgery
  4. Understand the rehabilitation protocol, return to play, and results after ACL revision


David Abrutyn, MD is an orthopedic surgeon for Summit Medical Group who is fellowship trained and board certified in Sports Medicine. His specialty is the non-operative and operative treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. David's passion and focus are on tissue preservation, anatomic restoration and healing, and minimally invasive surgery, with a surgical practice focus on the treatment of the shoulder and knee with a primary emphasis on advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures. David is currently the medical director of the Athletic Training service line at RWJ Somerset Hospital and team orthopedic surgeon for the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club and Immaculata High School Athletics in Somerville, NJ. He is also actively involved in the treatment of athletes from many Skyland High School Athletic Conference, and is the former team physician for Sky Blue Football Club (FC), New Jersey’s women’s professional soccer team and the Long Beach Ice Dogs, a minor league hockey team based in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Abrutyn championed and implemented the Joint Surgery Center at RWJ Somerset Hospital in Somerville, NJ, a comprehensive, patient-centric total joint replacement program that is nationally recognized the the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Dr. Abrutyn is passionate about athletics, fitness, and prevention, and his goal is to try to establish realistic expectations, educating his patients about their conditions and treatment options, which allows them to partner with him to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Abrutyn sees patients in Bridgewater and Warren, NJ.



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Questions? Contact Ryan Stevens, Manager - Athletic Training

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