UNC ACL PTOA: A Study of Recovery after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to get a better understanding of why people are at higher risk of developing arthritis after ACL reconstruction surgery. We hope the information from this study can help improve recovery techniques and lower the risk of developing knee arthritis for people who have ACL surgery. We are partnering with UNC-Chapel Hill to do this study.
Recovery after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
Who Can Participate in the Study?
Adults and children ages 16-35 who:
- Have an ACL tear and are planning to have ACL reconstruction surgery at Duke; OR
- Had a previous ACL tear and reconstruction surgery and are planning to have a revision surgery at Duke
For more information about who can join this study, please contact the study team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Involved?
If you choose to join this study, you will visit a study clinic at UNC one time before your surgery to have some physical assessments done for your injured leg. You will return to the UNC clinic for 4 follow-up visits at the following times: 2, 4, 6, and 12 months after your surgery. During these follow-up visits, you will:
- Have blood draws
- Give urine samples
- Answer questionnaires
- Have images (MRI and X-ray) taken of your injured knee and leg
- Do a variety of physical movement and strength tests
We will pay you for your time on the study.