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UOA Participates In ACL Reconstruction Study

UOA Participates In ACL Reconstruction Study

ACL Reconstruction

University Orthopaedic Associates is proud to have contributed to the Multi-center ACL Revision Study (MARS). This recently concluded study sought to answer an important question: Why do anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction revisions fare so much worse than first-time reconstructions?

The study—led by Rick Wright, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis—involved 52 academic and private orthopaedic surgical practices in the United States, including UOA. It examined data from more than 1,200 patients.

Among its important findings, the MARS study revealed that the choice of graft—either from the patient’s own body (an autograft) or from a donor (allograft)—was a risk factor in whether a revision would be necessary.

UOA is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the MARS study. The results have implications in how we treat ACL injuries. We are excited to implement the knowledge brought forth by this study, and are proud of the role we played in helping produce its findings.

If you have experienced an ACL injury, let UOA’s experienced sports medicine experts help. We can diagnose the extent of your injury and provide a treatment and recovery plan that’s right for you and your lifestyle. Request an appointment today.