Feasibility of establishing an Australian ACL registry: a pilot study by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR)
Christina Lekkas, Richard Clarnette, Stephen E Graves, Sophia Rainbird, David Parker, Michelle Lorimer, Roger Paterson, Justin Roe, Hayden Morris, Julian A Feller, Peter Annear, Ben Forster, David Hayes
KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY | SPRINGER | Published : 2017
PURPOSE: Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a common and debilitating injury that impacts significantly on knee function and risks the development of degenerative arthritis. The outcome of ACL surgery is not monitored in Australia. The optimal treatment is unknown. Consequently, the identification of best practice in treating ACL is crucial to the development of improved outcomes. The Australian Knee Society (AKS) asked the Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) to consider establishing a national ACL registry. As a first step, a pilot study was undertaken by the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) to test the hypothesis that col..View full abstract
Funding for the pilot study was provided by the AOANJRR through its contract between the AOA and the Commonwealth of Australia's Department of Health and Ageing.