Pain Management After ACL Reconstruction Surgery

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"Do you have an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and are scheduled to undergo reconstructive surgery?"
Age: 18 to 45 years old
Healthy Volunteers: No
Keywords: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, ACL surgery, ACL, knee injury, knee surgery, pain management
Type: Procedure study
60 Participants
This study will compare standard pain treatments during the surgical treatment of ACL injuries. The comparison will look at pain control during and after ACL surgery as well as functional outcomes in patients that had a nerve block versus those who did not.
This study requires

At your pre-operative appointment, you will complete a questionnaire. You will also receive your post-operative pain medication prescriptions. At the time of surgery, you will begin a pain diary to document your use of pain medication for 6 weeks. You will also keep track of when you were first able to walk without assistive device (i.e. crutch, walker, etc.). In the recovery room, you will tell us your pain level at 15 minutes after surgery and before discharge. At your 3-month post-operative visit, you will complete another questionnaire to tell us about your knee pain and function. At your 6-month post-operative visit, you will complete a questionnaire to tell us about your knee function.

Who can participate

Inclusion criteria:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 45 years old.
  • Clinical and/or advanced imaging confirmation of ACL tear of which reconstructive surgery is recommended and accepted.

Exclusion criteria:

  • No prior surgery of the affected and contralateral knee
  • Adults unable to consent
  • Children (age < 18 years old)
  • Prisoners
  • Pregnant women
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Non-English-speaking patients
Benefits and risks of participating
Benefits: There will be no direct benefit to you from your taking part in this research. It is possible that the knowledge we gain from this research may benefit others in the future.

Risks: Taking part in this study poses no further risk to you because the treatments are all considered standard of care.
You will not receive compensation for your participation in this research study.
Study duration and period
You will be in this research study until your doctor releases you to return to sport, which is approximately 9-12 months after your reconstruction surgery.
Recruitment period
From Oct. 9, 2017
Research Topic
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture

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