Journal article

Likelihood of knee replacement surgery up to 15 years after sports injury: A population-level data linkage study

Ilana N Ackerman, Megan A Bohensky, Joanne L Kemp, Richard de Steiger

JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Knee injury is strongly associated with the development of knee osteoarthritis. While there is preliminary evidence for an increased risk of knee replacement (KR) surgery after sports injury, no studies have investigated this at a population level. This population-level study aimed to quantify the likelihood of KR surgery and direct healthcare costs 10-15 years after sports injury. DESIGN: Statewide population-based cohort study. METHODS: The cohort was established by linking two key administrative datasets capturing all hospital admissions and emergency department (ED) presentations in Victoria, Australia. Sports injury presentations from 2000-2005 and KR admissions from 2000-20..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by a partnership grant from Musculoskeletal Australia. Associate Professor Ackerman was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship (#520004). Dr Joanne Kemp is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Public Health (Australian) Early Career Fellowship (#1119971). These institutions had no role in the study design, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.