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Ultrasound and Patient Function Following ACLR
||Longitudinal Associations between Femoral Cartilage Ultrasound Outcomes and Patient Reported Outcomes Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Injuries and Disorders
||Jeff Driban, PhD
The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic, prognostic, and burden of disease performance for a clinically accessible knee cartilage ultrasound assessment in relation to patient reported outcomes in individuals following anterior cruicate ligament reconstruction. We will assess knee cartilage status using ultrasound and patient reported outcomes at several key clinical tine points throughout the first year following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. This study is a needed first step to validate knee cartilage outcomes as biomarkers for early decline in patient health.
- Initial presentation to orthopaedic clinic within 3 months of anterior cruciate ligament injury
- schedule to undergo unilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
- previous lower extremity surgery
- history of injury to either leg within 6 months prior to participation
- diagnosis of any form of arthritis
6 research visits that coincide with routine clinical follow-ups to your orthopaedic surgeon appointments.