01 August 2022
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Huston LJ, et al. Paper 03. Presented at: American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting; July 13-17, 2022; Colorado Springs, Colorado.
disclosures: Huston does not report any relevant financial disclosures.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Results presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine showed that a high percentage of patients remained satisfied with their knee 10 years after ACL reconstruction.
Laura J. HustonMRS, and colleagues collected 10-year data from 325 patients undergoing ACL reconstruction. The data includes a patient-acceptable symptom status (PASS) question and patient-reported outcome measures, such as IKDC score, KOOS, and Marx activity level. Researchers compared the IKDC score, KOOS pain and Marx activity level between patients who did and those who did not reach an acceptable state.
“Surgeons were also asked to complete a questionnaire during the patient’s surgery regarding graft choice, meniscus and articular cartilage pathology and treatment, as well as surgical technique,” Huston said in her presentation here.
Laura J. Huston
At the 10-year follow-up, Huston noted that 87% of patients reported being satisfied with the current condition of their knee versus 13% who reported being dissatisfied.
“There was a significant difference in all 10-year patient-reported outcome scores between the patients who were satisfied with their knee, who answered ‘yes’ to the PASS, versus those who were not or who answered ‘no’ to the PASS” Huston said.
Using area under the curve plots, the IKDC and KOOS scores for quality of life correlated best with patient satisfaction at 10 years, while the Marx activity score had the worst correlation, Huston said.
“Using regression modeling, we found that patients who had subsequent surgery were 2.5 times more likely to report dissatisfaction,” Huston said.