Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Cost-effectiveness Analysis of ACL Reconstructive Surgery
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
What is an ACL tear?
What are the symptoms?
How is it diagnosed?
Slide 2 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
The ACL runs diagonally through the middle of the knee joint, preventing the tibia (lower
leg bone) from sliding out in front of the femur (upper leg bone) as well as providin
Indirect Patient Costs
o Limited capacity to return to work
o Psychological Impact
Fear of shocks
Decreased levels of activity
Elevated levels of anxiety question the reliability of device
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