Frequently Asked Questions

I would like more information, but am not sure whether I am interested in participating in the study. What should I do?
If you would like more information about this research study, we encourage you complete the “Consent to Contact” form by clicking on the red button (right side of the page), call us at 402-559-4309, or email us at acl@unmc.edu. We will provide more information about the study. You can use this information to make a decision about whether you are interested in participating in the study. Whatever decision you make will be respected and you will not be contacted further about this study if you decide not to participate.

How do I qualify for the ACL-WALK Research Study?
We will work with you and your doctor to determine if you qualify for this study. Eligibility will be determined by your age, the details of your ACL injury, and your previous injury history.

If I qualify for the ACL-WALK Research Study, am I obligated to participate?
No. Enrollment into the study is not automatic if you qualify. If you do qualify for the study, you will be asked to make the decision whether or not to enroll.

Will I be asked to pay for testing?
No. You will not be charged for the MRI scan or any other testing completed within the study. All study tests are billed directly to the research study grant for this University of Nebraska Medical Center study; thus, you will not be asked to pay for anything. Additionally, you do not need medical insurance to participate.

Will I be paid for completing testing?
A check will be provided to you after each testing session to compensate you for your time.

When will testing be scheduled?
The times and days of the week to complete testing are flexible. We will accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability, including weekdays, weeknights, or weekends.