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Epidemiology of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Brazil���s public health system

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Introduction: Several studies have reported on the epidemiology of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) in Europe and North America; however, there is currently no data relating to Brazil. Objective: To describe the incidence of ACLR in Brazil and investigate temporal trends and differences between age and sex groups. Methods: All reported ACLR cases in the public hospital system between January 2008 and December 2014 were extracted from the Information Technology Department of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Linear regression analysis was used to assess changes in ACLR incidence in the overall population and among sex and age groups, hospitalization time, and health care costs. Results: A total of 48,241 ACLR were reported from 2008-2014 with an overall incidence of 3.49 per 100,000 persons/year. Males accounted for 82% of the procedures. The incidence of ACLR increased by 56% among males (p=0.01) and by 112% among females (p=0.001). The mean hospitalization time decreased from 2.4 days in 2008 to 1.8 day in 2014 (R2 = 0.883, p= 0.002). The total cost across all years was US$56 million, with a mean of US$1,145 per ACLR. Conclusion: Although the total incidence of ACLR in Brazil is lower compared to other countries, it has increased over the years, especially in females. The creation of an ACLR registry is necessary in the future, for more accurate control and new investigations.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lopes, T. J. A., Simic, M., & Pappas, E. (2016). Epidemiology of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Brazil���s public health system. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 22(4), 297-301. doi:10.1590/1517-869220162204159074

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84988448105

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 301

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Introduction: Several studies have reported on the epidemiology of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) in Europe and North America; however, there is currently no data relating to Brazil. Objective: To describe the incidence of ACLR in Brazil and investigate temporal trends and differences between age and sex groups. Methods: All reported ACLR cases in the public hospital system between January 2008 and December 2014 were extracted from the Information Technology Department of the Brazilian Ministry of Health. Linear regression analysis was used to assess changes in ACLR incidence in the overall population and among sex and age groups, hospitalization time, and health care costs. Results: A total of 48,241 ACLR were reported from 2008-2014 with an overall incidence of 3.49 per 100,000 persons/year. Males accounted for 82% of the procedures. The incidence of ACLR increased by 56% among males (p=0.01) and by 112% among females (p=0.001). The mean hospitalization time decreased from 2.4 days in 2008 to 1.8 day in 2014 (R2 = 0.883, p= 0.002). The total cost across all years was US$56 million, with a mean of US$1,145 per ACLR. Conclusion: Although the total incidence of ACLR in Brazil is lower compared to other countries, it has increased over the years, especially in females. The creation of an ACLR registry is necessary in the future, for more accurate control and new investigations.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Lopes, T. J. A., Simic, M., & Pappas, E. (2016). Epidemiology of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in Brazil���s public health system. Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte, 22(4), 297-301. doi:10.1590/1517-869220162204159074

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84988448105

Start Page


  • 297

End Page


  • 301

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication