Shifts in practice in the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injury among surgeons in the Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Prior studies have highlighted how orthopaedic surgeons may differ from each other in their management of patients with ACL injury.  As new evidence emerges, it is important to characterize how trends in patient management shift with time.

An electronic survey will be distributed to active members of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association that have treated at least one patient in the previous year for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

This study will highlight areas of agreement and disagreement amongst orthopaedic surgeons, and demonstrate how new evidence has been integrated into clinical practice in the management of patients with ACL injuries.

Review of common surgical practices will highlight areas of consensus and areas for future research that will impact patient care through improved surgical practices.

Surgeon: Dr. Peter MacDonald
Researchers: Dan Ogborn, Sheila McRae