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Causes and Patterns of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Among Egyptian Population

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Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : December 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ali Soliman Ali, Assiut University

Brief Summary:
The aim of work is to detect the patterns and the causes of ACL injury among Egyptian population and to identify its risk factors. Identify the male to female ratio of injuries in our community. To document the patterns and frequencies of associated injuries

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
ACL Injury Other: research questionnaire

Detailed Description:

The ACL (Anterior Cruciate ligament) is one of the most frequently injured ligaments of the knee, with a prevalence estimated to be 1 in 3000 in the US (greater than 120000 cases annually). ACL injury frequently affects young, active individuals. It is also frequently associated with other structural injuries in the Knee joint like meniscal tears and multi-ligamentous injuries. ACL injury leads to increased laxity in the knee, predispose the knee to subsequent injuries and early onset osteoarthritis of the knee.

Sports related trauma is the commonest cause of ACL rupture. Females are reported to have 2 to 10-fold higher risk of injury than males playing the same sport. According to previous studies at Assuit University Hospital the impression was that the ACL injuries are more common in males than females. Additionally, non-sports injuries like motor cycle accidents and domestic injuries are expected to be a major cause of ACL rupture, besides sports injuries, among Egyptian population.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 500 participants
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Causes and Patterns of ACL Injuries Among Egyptian People
Estimated Study Start Date : January 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : February 2020
Estimated Study Completion Date : February 2020

Intervention Details:
  • Other: research questionnaire
    Patient personal data History taking clinical knee examination

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Patterns of ACL injuries among Egyptian population [ Time Frame: one year ]
    Detection of patterns of ACL injuries among 500 Egyptian patient older than 18 years old and younger than 60 years old e.g valgus stress, faulty landing and whether the injury is sport related or not through a validated research questionnaire

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Egyptian patients with confirmed ACL injury by clinical and radio logical diagnoses older than 18 years old and younger than 60 years old

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with confirmed ACL injury

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with ACL injury associated with fracture at the same limb

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03773341

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Contact: Ali Soliman Ali, MBBCh 00201097038046

Sponsors and Collaborators
Assiut University
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Responsible Party: Ali Soliman Ali, MBBCh principle investigator, Assiut University Identifier: NCT03773341    
Other Study ID Numbers: ACL injuries
First Posted: December 12, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 12, 2018
Last Verified: December 2018

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Ali Soliman Ali, Assiut University:
ACL injury
non sport causes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries
Knee Injuries
Leg Injuries