Danish Cruciate Ligament Registry (DKKR)


The Danish Cruciate Ligament Register is a nationwide clinical quality databaseand is part of the Danish Orthopaedic Common Database. The objective of the register is to improve treatment related to primary surgery, multiple ligament/collateral ligament surgery and revisions. The quality of courses is assessed by use of five indicators. These indicators can thus help the wards in their efforts of securing and improving the quality of cruciate ligament surgery.


For a description of indicators please see KCKS-Vest [In Danish].


The DKKR was initiated July 1, 2005. The population consists of all patients subject to primary cruciate ligament operations, multiple ligament/collateral ligament operations and revisions in Denmark in one of the orthopaedic departments performing this type of surgery, including private clinics.


Data are collected prospectively by the operating surgeon before, during and after surgery, using a standardized form. The perioperative data include: Surgery technique, use of implants, other injuries to the knee, and perioperative medical treatment. Results of treatment are collected at follow-up after one year. At this point, stability is also assessed. The patient’s subjective perception of knee function is evaluated by use of the self-assessment score systems KOOS and Tegner. The patients submit these data via the Internet before surgery and 1, 5 and 10 years after surgery.


Quality consultant Anne Hjelm, Competence Centre for Clinical Quality and Health Informatics, West. E-mail: Anne.Hjelm@stab.rm.dk
Consultant Martin Lind, MD, DMSc, Department of Orthopaedics, Aarhus University Hospital. E-mail: martilin@rm.dk
Staff specialist Alma Becic Pedersen, MD, PhD, Centre for Clinical Epidmeiology and Biostatistics, North. E-mail: abp@clin.au.dk


Annual reports are available at sundhed.dk [In Danish]