Brought to their knees: Improving ACL reconstruction

By Amy Kile

An OREF-funded study is changing the paradigm for success

Nearly 275,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions are performed in the United States each year. Hoping to improve patient outcomes, Kurt P. Spindler, MD, is leading a clinical follow-up study, initially funded by the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF), to assess what makes some reconstructed ACLs last longer than others.

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