Return to sport rates after ACL reconstruction

How many elite athletes return to preinjury level and why don’t some?

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is often performed in athletes with ACL ruptures. These injuries pose significant recovery challenges and have multiple consequences on athletes’ lives.

Given the important differences between elite and amateur athletes and a series of new studies on the former, this review was performed in order to determine return to sport (RTS) rates as well as how long it took, graft rupture rates and performance measures.


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