The Cost of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction: A Narrative Review




Anterior cruciate ligament, ACL tear, ACL reconstruction, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Cost, Value, Business


Objective: Analyze current published literature to establish the costs associated with performing ACL reconstruction in the pediatric population.

Design: Narrative Review

Main Outcome Measure: Cost of performing ACL reconstruction

Results and Conclusion: The mean estimate cost for pediatric ACL reconstruction is $29,590 but varied by hospital type and US region. Nonetheless, there is a scarcity of literature that reports cost for this procedure in the pediatric population. Efforts to improve price transparency and increase access to information on pediatric healthcare costs may help families make more informed decisions about their child's care.

Level of Evidence: IV; Review

Keywords: Anterior cruciate ligament, ACL tear, ACL reconstruction, Pediatrics, Sports Medicine, Cost, Value, Business


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How to Cite

Nicholas D Thomas, & Childs, B. (2023). The Cost of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction: A Narrative Review. Journal of Orthopaedic Business, 3(3), 14–16.

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