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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and meniscal repair rates have both increased in the past 20 years in England: hospital statistics from 1997 to 2017

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  • Contributors SGFA: concept, methodology, analysis, writing and editing paper, guarantor. AJP: concept, methodology, editing paper. AJ: methodology, analysis, editing paper. DJB: concept, methodology, editing paper.

  • Funding This report is independent research supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship, SGFA, DRF-2017-10-030) and NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). AJ is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.

  • Competing interests AJ has received consultancy fees from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (on behalf of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics), and is a member of the data safety and monitoring board (which involved receipt of fees) from Anthera Pharmaceuticals.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SGFA: concept, methodology, analysis, writing and editing paper, guarantor. AJP: concept, methodology, editing paper. AJ: methodology, analysis, editing paper. DJB: concept, methodology, editing paper.

  • Funding This report is independent research supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship, SGFA, DRF-2017-10-030) and NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). AJ is supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol.

  • Competing interests AJ has received consultancy fees from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (on behalf of Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics), and is a member of the data safety and monitoring board (which involved receipt of fees) from Anthera Pharmaceuticals.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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