Title

A Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedures: A Survey of Physicians

Faculty Sponsor

Dr. Kelly Helm

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Kinesiology

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Symposium Date

Spring 5-6-2017

Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a surgical technique used in orthopedics to fixate or repair the major ligament in the knee.The purpose of this study is to investigate which surgical method is most effective for patient recovery. The question to be answered is which ACL surgical procedure is most effective for the patient's recovery. Seven orthopedic surgeons in the NW Indiana region are being interviewed separately about preferred ACL surgical techniques. This qualitative study includes open ended questions that each surgeon will be asked. Response analysis will include comparison of differences and commonalities within the group of surgeons. Interviews are still in progress.

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