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Is there a negative effect on patient-reported outcomes in patients with concomitant cartilage lesions 12-15 years after ACL-reconstruction?

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Project status: Ongoing
Project manager: Katherine Wang
Supervisor(s): Cathrine Nørstad Eftang, Rune B. Jakobsen, Asbjørn Årøen
Coworker(s): Jan Harald Røtterud, Svend Ulstein

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Background: The treatment of patients with a concomitant ACL-injury and cartilage defect is not fully resolved. There are few long-term follow-up studies. R√łtterud et al presented 2-5 year results, whereas Ulstein et al presented results 5-9 years from surgery. The findings from these two studies differed. A long-term follow up is important for the future treatment and follow-up of these patients.

Aim: The goal is to explore the long-term outcome in patients with combined ACL-injury and cartilage defect.

Methods: We will perform a long-term follow-up (12-15 years) of a cohort of ACL-reconstructed patients with concomitant cartilage defect recruited from the Norwegian cruciate ligament register. Outcome will be measured with patient reported outcome measures and radiological examinations.

Implications: The long-term effect of treatment within this patient group is still largely unknown, and the results from this project will be an important contribution.