AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria SummaryAnterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention ProgramsSanders, James O. MD; Brown, Gregory Alexander MD, PhD; Murray, Jayson MA; Pezold, Ryan MA; Sevarino, Kaitlyn MBAAuthor Information From the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY (Dr. Sanders), the Franciscan Orthopedic Associates, Tacoma, WA (Dr. Brown), and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL (Mr. Murray, Mr. Pezold, and Ms. Sevarino). Dr. Sanders or an immediate family member is a member of a speakers’ bureau or has made paid presentations on behalf of NuVasive; has stock or stock options held in Abbott, AbbVie, and GE Healthcare; has received nonincome support (such as equipment or services), commercially derived honoraria, or other non-research–related funding (such as paid travel) from GreenSun Medical; and serves as a board member, owner, officer, or committee member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society. Dr. Brown or an immediate family member has stock or stock options held in KareOutcomes, and serves as a board member, owner, officer, or committee member of ASTM International and the International Standards Organization. None of the following authors or any immediate family member has received anything of value from or has stock or stock options held in a commercial company or institution related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article: Mr. Murray, Mr. Pezold, and Ms. Sevarino. These appropriate use criteria were approved by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on October 2, 2015. The complete Appropriate Use Criteria for ACL Injury Prevention Programs includes all tables, figures, and appendices, and is available at http://www.aaos.org/research/Appropriate_Use/aclaucprevention.pdf ACL Injury Prevention Programs Appropriate Use Criteria Writing Panel: Robert Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC; Rick Wright, MD; Jeffrey P. Feden, MD, FACEP; Brian Pietrosimone, PhD, ATC; Anthony Beutler, MD; Daniel C. Herman, MD, PhD, CAQSM; Christopher C. Kaeding, MD; Robert A. Magnussen, MD, MPH; David Anthony Parker, MBBS, BMedSci, FRACS; Elvire Servien, MD, PhD; Peter H. Seidenberg, MD, FAAFP, FACSM; Michael Khazzam, MD; William G. DeLong, Jr., MD. Voting Panel: Sandra J. Shultz, PhD; Kevin R. Vincent, MD, PhD; T. David Hayes, MD; Douglas W. Lundy, MD; Moira Davenport, MD; Anna L. Waterbrook, MD, FACEP; Bradley J. Nelson, MD; Steven B. Singleton, MD; Neeru Jayanthi, MD; Cynthia R. Labela, MD. Moderators: James O. Sanders, MD, and Gregory A. Brown, MD, PhD. Staff of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: William O. Shaffer, MD; Deborah S. Cummins, PhD; Jayson Murray, MA; Ryan Pezold, MA; Peter Shores, MPH; Anne Woznica, MLS; Kaitlyn Sevarino, MBA; and Erica Linskey. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: April 2017 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p e79-e82 doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00756 Metrics Abstract The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has developed Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programs. Evidence-based information, in conjunction with the clinical expertise of physicians, was used to develop the criteria to improve patient care and obtain best outcomes while considering the subtleties and distinctions necessary in making clinical decisions. The clinical patient scenarios presented in the AUC document ACL Injury Prevention Programs were derived from indications typical of patients who commonly present with ACL injuries in clinical practice as well as from current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and supporting literature. The 48 patient scenarios and 1 treatment were developed by the Writing Panel, a group of clinicians who are specialists in this AUC topic. Next, a separate, multidisciplinary Voting Panel made up of specialists and nonspecialists rated the appropriateness of treatment of each patient scenario using a 9-point scale to designate a treatment as Appropriate (median rating, 7 to 9), May Be Appropriate (median rating, 4 to 6), or Rarely Appropriate (median rating, 1 to 3). Copyright 2017 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.