Large ACL Study Yields Clinical Insights for Treatment

Data demonstrate link between failure and allograft use in young atheletes

Terry Stanton

Kurt P. Spindler, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and co-investigators of the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON), won the 2012 Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughan Award for the paper, “Prognosis and Predictors of ACL Reconstructions using the MOON Cohort: A Model for Comparative Effectiveness Studies.” The manuscript describes the collective results of 2- and 6-year follow-up studies coordinated through the MOON consortium and outlines the clinical significance and impact of the results on orthopaedic practice.

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