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New Study Measures the Value of ACL Repair Surgery

To aid in the decision making process, a study published October 2, 2013 in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) offers new information for those considering or needing surgery. For the first time, researchers assessed the economic and societal impact of ACL surgery in relation to the cost of the procedure and confirmed a significant cost savings to society over time.

The study, found the average lifetime societal benefit of reconstruction surgery is $50,000 per patient, with the majority of the societal savings coming from the patient's ability to return to their active lifestyle and reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis in the future. In fact, the authors estimate lifetime societal savings of about $10.1 billion for the ACL surgeries performed annually.

Learn more at ANationInMotion.org/value/ACLANationInMotion.org/value/ACL (http://www.ANationInMotion.org/value/ACL).

Last reviewed: September 2013
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