A Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedures: A Survey of Physicians
Dr. Kelly Helm
Arts and Sciences
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.
Vasile, Alessandro J., "A Comparison of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Procedures: A Survey of Physicians" (2017). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 637.