We don’t know enough about patient satisfaction after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Do specific patient populations benefit from more or fewer physical therapy visits? Does the cost of these services affect patient satisfaction? Should patients be classified by factors beyond their medical diagnoses to achieve the best outcomes while minimizing costs? What are the rates and predictors of return to play after ACL reconstruction, and does graft choice play a role? What is the relationship between return to play and patient satisfaction?
These important and clinically applicable questions will be addressed during a complimentary* LIVE webinar, hosted jointly by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS).
JOSPT co-author Caitlin J. Miller, PT, DPT, will share the results of a retrospective cohort study examining the relationship between patient demographics, number of physical therapy visits, and the cost of postoperative interventions with revision rates and patient-reported outcomes following primary ACL reconstruction.
JBJS co-author Benedict U. Nawachukwu, MD, MBA, will discuss findings from a study with a minimum 2-year follow-up of return to play and patient satisfaction of active athletes following ACL reconstruction. This study also explores the efficacy of patellar tendon autografts and the preinjury impact of certain sports.
Moderated by Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAPTA, a leading authority on the spine and the knee, the webinar will include additional insights from expert commentators Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC, and Elizabeth Matzkin, MD. The last 15 minutes will be devoted to a live Q&A session between the audience and panelists
A live Q&A session follows the presentations and provides the audience with the opportunity to further explore the concepts and data presented.
Presented: December 13, 2017
Moderated by: Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAPTA
Authors: Caitlin J. Miller, PT, DPT; Benedict U. Nawachukwu, MD, MBA
Commentators: Mark V. Paterno, PT, PhD, MBA, SCS, ATC; Elizabeth Matzkin, MD