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The Paediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Monitoring Initiative (PAMI)

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Project status: Ongoing
Project manager: Håvard Moksnes
Supervisor(s): Romain Seil, Lars Engebretsen
Coworker(s): Daniel Theisen, Cyrille Hardy, Guri Ranum Ekås


INTRODUCTION: Instability and functional impairments following ACL tears in skeletally immature patients represent a serious problem, which has received increasing recognition over the past years. There has been a rising number of publications on the treatment of ACL injuries in the skeletally immature population over the past decade.  Intrasubstance ACL ruptures are most worrisome due to the serious long-term health effects of potential early osteoarthritis. Furthermore, the open growth plates on both sides of the knee joint warrant particular caution before surgical interventions involving ACL reconstructions.

AIMS & METHODS: The main purpose of this project entitled “Paediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Monitoring Initiative” (PAMI) is to create a novel pan-European system to collect and analyse data from orthopaedic surgeons who are treating children and adolescents with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The ultimate goal will be to enlarge the evidence base for optimal treatment of paediatric ACL injuries. The PAMI project is the first-ever multicentre initiative of its kind. It will provide invaluable data required to guarantee more efficient decision making regarding the treatment of ACL injuries in skeletally immature children and adolescents.

ORGANIZATION: This innovative project of an unprecedented scale is initiated, promoted and financially supported by the international umbrella organization ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy – www.esska.org). The project is undertaken in collaboration with the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory of the Luxembourg Institute of Health, and the OSTRC (Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center).