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2010 Cost analysis of outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction CORR Open Access

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2853669

Description: Question/purpose We therefore determined if allograft ACL reconstruction would still be less costly if all procedures were performed in a completely outpatient setting.
Conclusions Allograft ACL reconstruction was more costly than autograft ACL reconstruction in the outpatient setting. The cost of the allograft outweighs the increased surgical time needed for harvesting an autograft.
Cost analysis of outpatient anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: autograft versus allograft. Nagda SH, Altobelli GG, Bowdry KA, Brewster CE, Lombardo SJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1418-22 (full text)

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Author/Contact: Nagda et al
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