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Leg Growth after ACL Surgery - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn if different methods for ACL reconstruction in children change growth in the leg or if it matters for how they do in sports activities after they return to play.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

ACL Surgery

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults or Children who:
- Have had an ACL reconstruction surgery by a Duke Sports Medicine surgeon after 1/1/2005 and at least 1 year ago
- Were still growing (~age 6-16) at the time of the ACL surgery

Age Group
Adults, Children

What is Involved?

If you (or your child) joins this study, you/he/she will:
- Have a doctor visit to look at your (or your child's) knee
- Have an X-ray of your (or your child's) legs
- Answer a list of questions about your (or your child's) knee and health

Study Details

Full Title
Transphyseal Vs. Physeal Sparing ACL Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: Risk of Subsequent Lower Extremity Growth Deformity
Principal Investigator
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Protocol Number
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