American Family Children's Hospital

Sports Medicine Surgical Quality Data: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Miniscus Tear

The data below is a summary of patients who underwent surgery for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with meniscus tear at the UW Health Sports Medicine Center between January 2007 and February 2015.
  • Patients: 365

Knee Function


As measured by the 2000 IKDC. A score of 100 is optimal.

Pre-surgery 51.5
One year post-surgery 86.4



Health-related Quality of Life


As measured by SF-12 v 2.0 subscales. A score of 100 is optimal.  

Pre-surgery 56.5 53.7 67.6 85.1 60.2 80.6 83.2 71.4
Post-surgery 95 93.9 93.5 87.9 71.9 95.1 93.7 82.3



  • PF (Physical Function): The extent you are limited or able to perform daily living activities. 
  • RP (Role Physical): The extent you are limited when performing work or daily living activities. 
  • BP (Bodily Pain): The limitations placed upon you by pain you are experiencing. 
  • GH (General Health): An overall measure of your personal health
  • VT (Vitality): The amount of energy you have during your daily activities.
  • SF (Social Function): The level of interference with social activities you experience due to physical or emotional problems.
  • RE (Role Emotional): Problems you experience with work or daily activities as a result of emotional problems.
  • MH (Mental Health): The extent to which nervousness or happiness affect you all of the time.
Patient Response
UW Health Sports Medicine asked patients who underwent ACL repair with meniscus tear the following question: How has the function of your knee changed since your knee surgery?
Here are their responses. 
  Much WorseModerately WorseSlightly WorseSlightly BetterModerately BetterMuch Better
Percentage 0 1 2.8 3.5 11.9 80.4