When do School-aged Patients Return to School After ACL Surgery?
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We intend to survey school aged patients following ACL surgery on when they return to school. We will analyze independent variables to determine if any relationship exists that may influence the amount of time missed.
Condition or disease
Other: observe when return to school after surgery
All patients undergoing ACL surgery who are enrolled in middle or high school will be recruited for study participation. Patients undergoing concomitant additional ligament surgery will be excluded. The only procedure will be to answer a short written questionnaire asking when they returned to school and what accommodations, if any, the school made available for them. This will occur at the patient's 2 week post-operative clinic visit. This clinic visit is a standard of care visit. Independent variables will be collected from the medical record and are all standard of care information routinely collected from this patient populations (age, sex, race, date of surgery, surgeon, sport played, grade, ACL surgery graft type, associated meniscal or chondral surgery, length of post-operative narcotic use, regional nerve block at the time of surgery, SANE score, IKDC score, brace used).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
14 Years to 18 Years (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
School aged patients who undergo ACL reconstruction surgery during the school year
ACL reconstruction surgery
currently enrolled in middle or high school (grades 6-12)
Surgery occurs during the school year
No concomitant additional ligament surgery (ie. PCL, MCL, LCL or MPFL)
patient is home schooled or in non-traditional school setting (ie. school for special needs)
concomitant additional ligament surgery
surgery occurs outside of the school year or on a scheduled break from school