Read by QxMD icon Read

Return to play after ACL

Anne Fältström, Joanna Kvist, Håkan Gauffin, Martin Hägglund
BACKGROUND: Many patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction who return to sport suffer new ACL injuries or quit sports soon after returning. PURPOSE: To prospectively follow a cohort of female soccer players with primary unilateral ACL reconstruction and matched knee-healthy controls from the same soccer teams to compare (1) the rate of new traumatic and nontraumatic knee injuries and other injuries, (2) the proportion of players who quit soccer, and (3) player-reported activity level and satisfaction with activity level and knee function...
November 27, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Kathryn A Barth, Cort D Lawton, Daniel C Touhey, Ryan S Selley, Daniel D Li, Earvin S Balderama, Gordon W Nuber, Wellington K Hsu
BACKGROUND: Soccer is one of the most common international sports in which ACL injuries occur, with previous studies reporting high return-to-play rates following ACL reconstruction (ACLR). Return-to-play analysis fails to take into consideration how effective a player remains once returning to competition. The aims of this study are to provide a large-scale international analysis of return-to-play and player performance statistics among professional soccer athletes following ACLR. METHODS: Using publicly available sources, professional soccer athletes who have undergone ACLR between the 1996 and 2015 seasons were identified...
November 15, 2018: Knee
Courtney C H Lai, Julian A Feller, Kate E Webster
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury has been a major cause of missed game time among Australian Football League (AFL) players. Return to play after ACL reconstruction is not always achieved, even among elite athletes. The rate of subsequent ACL injury in the AFL from 1990 to 2000 was high as compared with that of other elite sports. PURPOSE: To determine the rates of return to play and subsequent ACL injury after ACL reconstruction among AFL players from 1999 to 2013 and to explore factors associated with differing rates of return to play and subsequent ACL injury...
December 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
N E Marshall, R A Keller, J Dines, C Bush-Joseph, O Limpisvasti
PURPOSE: Advances in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have allowed for many progressions in postoperative management. However, there is no standardized protocol for immediate postoperative management or return to play. Our objective was to evaluate current trends in immediate postoperative and return to sport practices after ACL reconstruction. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Cross sectional study, Level IV. METHODS: Surveys were obtained from four large sports fellowship alumni networks...
October 25, 2018: Musculoskeletal Surgery
N van Melick, L van Rijn, M W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden, T J Hoogeboom, R E H van Cingel
PURPOSE: Athletes who meet return to play (RTP) criteria after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rehabilitation still have a substantially increased risk of second ACL injury. One of the contributing factors to this increased risk could be that the RTP criteria are often not tested in an ecologically valid environment and in a fatigued state. The purpose of this cross-sectional case-control study was to investigate the influence of neuromuscular fatigue on both movement quantity and quality in fully-rehabilitated soccer players after ACLR and to compare them with healthy soccer players...
September 27, 2018: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Mattia Alessio-Mazzola, Matteo Formica, Antonio Russo, Francesca Sanguineti, Andrea Giorgio Capello, Stefano Lovisolo, Lamberto Felli
We report the functional outcome after combined anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and lateral extra-articular tenodesis (LET) for ACL re-rupture and high-grade pivot shift in professional soccer players. For this retrospective review, the medical records of 24 professional soccer players were analyzed. The mean age at surgery was 23.8 ± 4.2 years and the mean follow-up was 42.2 ± 16.9 months. Pre- and postoperative assessment included the KT-1000 Lachman test, pivot shift test, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective knee evaluation, Tegner activity scale (TAS), and Lysholm score...
September 18, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
Christiane Wilke, Lars Grimm, Björn Hoffmann, Ingo Froböse
A rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) represents a severe injury in game sports, which is time and cost-intensive for athletes and clubs alike. As the lower extremities are subjected to multiple forms of strain and high demands are placed on them, athletes in games like soccer are affected more often than others. The point of return-to-play after such severe injuries is often preceded by long periods of rehabilitation. However, these periods often vary strongly. Multiple approaches are being discussed to estimate the point of return-to-play using functional test procedures...
August 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
Lee Herrington, Hussain Ghulam, Paul Comfort
Herrington, L, Ghulam, H, and Comfort, P. Quadriceps strength and functional performance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in professional soccer players, at time of return to sport. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-Poor quadriceps strength has been associated with poor outcome after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR). This study aims to assess quadriceps strength, muscle inhibition, and hop test performance in professional soccer players after ACLR. Fifteen professional soccer players (age 22...
August 17, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Matthew J Matava
Making a National Football League (NFL) team is tough; making one after undergoing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is tougher. NFL Combine participants who are post-ACL reconstruction, particularly with certain graft types such as allografts and to a lesser extent hamstring grafts, are frequently 'down-graded' despite the presence of a stable, well-placed graft without any associated meniscal or chondral damage. Whether NFL general managers are truly prescient in accurately predicting decreased performance by choosing a player later in the draft, or whether NFL coaching staffs knowingly or unknowingly restrict an athlete's playing time based on draft position or surgical history is unknown...
August 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
Sukrom Cheecharern
Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is one of the most common knee ligament reconstruction sustained by sports players. Previous studies have revealed different rates of returning to play sports depending on study sites, subjects, and time to follow-up; however, this subject has not been adequately investigated in Thailand. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the percentage of ACL reconstruction patients who successfully returned to sport activities...
April 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
Luciana Labanca, Luca Laudani, Pier Paolo Mariani, Andrea Macaluso
Longitudinal changes in compensatory and anticipatory postural adjustments around the knee were investigated from rupture of ACL until return to play after reconstruction. Twelve ACL-injured participants (ACL-P) were asked to respond to unpredictable and predictable perturbations before (T1), 2 (T2) and 6 months after (T3) reconstruction. Twelve healthy participants served as controls. Compensatory and anticipatory latencies of vastus lateralis (VL) and medialis (VM) were measured with respect to the arrival of perturbations...
July 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
Kristoffer W Barfod, Randi Rasmussen, Birgitte Blaabjerg, Per Hölmich, Martin Lind
After anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, 30% of the patients aged 20 years and younger experience a second injury. Studies imply, that with the right rehabilitation and testing many of these injuries can be prevented. Return to play should not be allowed until nine months after surgery at the earliest and should be based on relevant testing of strength, function and mental readiness.
June 25, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
Daniel Niederer, Tobias Engeroff, Jan Wilke, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
A media-based collection and further analysis of relative return to play (RTP) rates and the corresponding quality of play after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in top-level football was the aim of our study. In the 5-year case-control study, male players from the first two leagues of the five top leagues in Europe, who sustained a total ACL rupture during the season 2010/11 and/or 2011/12, were included. For them and a matched control sample (ratio 1:2), data were retrieved from the publicly available and validated media-based platforms (transfermarkt...
October 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Julie P Burland, Regina O Kostyun, Kyle J Kostyun, Matthew Solomito, Carl Nissen, Matthew D Milewski
CONTEXT:   Multiple factors are likely associated with an adolescent athlete's ability to return to play after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction (ACLR). OBJECTIVE:   To investigate the relationship between self-reported and functional outcome measures on return-to-play timing in an adolescent population, in athletes who returned and those who did not return to sport, and to identify a cutoff value for isometric quadriceps strength that could serve as a clinical target for maximizing the odds of returning to play after ACLR...
May 2018: Journal of Athletic Training
Oliver Loose, Leonard Achenbach, Birgit Fellner, Jennifer Lehmann, Petra Jansen, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele, Werner Krutsch
INTRODUCTION: Injuries are a common problem in football. To improve prevention strategies, the players' (p) and coaches' (c) views need to be disclosed as they have a strong impact on return to play decisions. The aim of this study is to reveal current opinions with regard to injury prevention and return to play strategies to introduce new strategies in elite football. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective data analysis of elite salaried football players (n = 486) and team coaches (n = 88), a detailed investigation by means of a standardized questionnaire was carried out...
July 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Federica Rosso, Davide E Bonasia, Umberto Cottino, Simone Cambursano, Federico Dettoni, Roberto Rossi
Purpose  To analyze the prognostic factors influencing subjective and objective outcomes and return to play (RTP) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R). Methods  Primary ACL-Rs using a transtibial technique performed between 2008 and 2012 were included. Data regarding patients, surgery, sports, and rehabilitation, including an on-field rehabilitation (OFR) and duration of the rehabilitation program, were collected. The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) subjective and objective evaluation forms, and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score and Lysholm questionnaires were used for the assessment of subjective and objective outcomes...
March 2018: Joints
Robert Longstaffe, Jeff Leiter, Peter MacDonald
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the National Hockey League (NHL) and to examine the effects of this injury on return-to-play status and performance. DESIGN: Case series; level of evidence, 4. METHODS: This was a 2-phase study. Phase I used the NHL electronic injury surveillance system and Athlete Health Management System to collect data on ACL injuries and man games lost over 10 seasons (2006/2007-2015/2016)...
March 27, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
Melissa A Christino, Frances A Tepolt, Dai Sugimoto, Lyle J Micheli, Mininder S Kocher
BACKGROUND: Revision anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in pediatric patients has not been well studied. The purpose of this study was to assess the demographics, technique, and results of ACL revision surgery in children and adolescents. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series with outcomes assessment of patients 18 years old and younger who underwent revision ACL surgery over a 16-year period at a single institution. Medical records were reviewed for demographics, clinical and operative data, and patients were contacted for outcomes at a minimum of 1 year after revision surgery...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
Robert G Willson, Regina O Kostyun, Matthew D Milewski, Carl W Nissen
Background: Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the skeletally immature patient is frequently performed in hopes of preventing new or additional chondral damage and meniscal injuries. Patients within a few years of skeletal maturity are more at risk for ACL injuries than prepubescent patients, about whom several physeal-sparing techniques have been described. Reconstruction techniques in the former higher risk group need to be better understood. Purpose: To review a series of adolescent patients with ACL injuries surgically treated with the hybrid physeal-sparing technique...
February 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Erik Schiffner, David Latz, Jan P Grassmann, Alberto Schek, Simon Thelen, Joachim Windolf, Johannes Schneppendahl, Pascal Jungbluth
BACKGROUND: Anterior cruciate ligament ruptures (ACLRs) are severe sports-related injuries with significant consequences for affected players and teams. This study aims to identify the epidemiology and injury-related lay-off after ACLR in professional male soccer players from the first-division German Bundesliga. METHODS: Exposure times and incidence of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures were collected during 7.5 consecutive seasons using two media-based registers...
March 2018: Knee
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"