Autograft versus allograft: an economic cost comparison of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

@article{Oro2011AutograftVA,
  title={Autograft versus allograft: an economic cost comparison of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Fernando Barrera Oro and Robby Singh Sikka and B. J. B. M. Wolters and Ryan Graver and Joel L. Boyd and Bradley C Nelson and Marc F. Swiontkowski},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={27 9},
  pages={1219-25}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the costs associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with either bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autograft or BPTB allograft. METHODS Surgical costs are reported, including supply costs, based on invoice costs per item used per procedure, and personnel costs calculated as cost per minute. All operations were performed at an ambulatory surgery center between March 2005 and March 2006. A total of 160 patients underwent… CONTINUE READING

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