ACL surgeries per year
History of the ACL Registry
In October 2013 at its annual meeting, the Knee and Sports Society committed to establishing an ACL registry in New Zealand. The Society funded a pilot study, which designed and implemented an ACL registry. This was initially rolled out using 5 surgeons over a 3-month period. The pilot was a successful means for capturing pre-operative and operative data. The results of this pilot study were presented at the NZOA meeting in 2014.
The ACL registry has now been adopted as the nationwide standard of reporting for ACL surgery. Nationwide patient registration began roll-out in November 2014.