Variables associated with return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review.
The goal of the rehabilitation after an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) is to prepare an athlete to return to preinjury levels of sports activity. However, many athletes will not reach this preinjury level. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the available literature reporting on knee impairment, functional and psychological variables proposed to be associated with return to sports following ACLR.
The results of this systematic review show weak evidence for the following variables associated with return to sport: higher quadriceps strength, less effusion, less pain, greater tibial rotation, higher Marx Activity score, higher athletic confidence, higher preoperative knee self-efficacy, lower kinesiophobia and higher preoperative self-motivation. > From: Czuppon et al., Br J Sports Med. (2013) (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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