Functional performance 6 months after ACLR can predict RTP in the same preinjury activity level 12 and 24 months after surgery

This is a new study just out last week in the BJSM on the above-mentioned topic. Published online: 27 Sep 2017 Open-access: NO “Objectives: To investigate whether return-to-activity criteria, individually or in combination, at 6 months after ACLR can predict return to participation in the same preinjury activity level at 12 and 24 months after ACLR.”…

Likelihood of ACL graft rupture: not meeting six clinical discharge criteria before return to sport is associated with a four times greater risk of rupture

This must be one of the top 10 papers last year, according to Karim Khan it has to date more than 25k views. Published online: 15 July 2016 Open-access: Yes This is a must read for those who treat ACL patients. This study was done at Aspetar who looked 158 ACLR professional athletes who returned…

RTS following ACLR surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the state of play

This is a slightly dated SR and MA on the above-mentioned topic. Published: June 2011 Open-access: No “Background: An athlete’s intention to return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a major indication for surgical intervention.”   “Purpose: The purpose of this review was to determine postoperative return-to-sport outcomes after ACL reconstruction surgery.”   “Overall,…