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Elite Athletes: ACL Reconstruction Return to Sport
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INTRO:
Athletes’ who sustain ACL ruptures commonly get a reconstruction to facilitate return to sport.
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However, some research suggests only 60% of non-elite athletes returned to their pre-injury level of sport after ACL reconstruction.
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Elite athletes may have a greater chance of returning to sport following ACL reconstruction compared with non-elite athletes.
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A systematic review and meta-analysis was completed to determine the rate of return to the pre-injury level of sport following ACL reconstruction among elite athletes.
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Secondary aims included:
Assessing how long to return to sport.
Rate of ACL graft re-rupture.
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24 studies, totaling 1272 elite athletes, met inclusion criteria and were included. .
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RESULTS:
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83% of elite-athletes returned to their previous sport following ACL reconstruction.
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5.2% of the ACL grafts re-ruptured.
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6 to 13 months was the average time taken to return to sport.
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This is less time than previously been reported among non-elite athletes. .
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Although athletic performance often deteriorated compared with pre-injury levels, generally it remained comparable with elite athletes who had not sustained an ACL injury.
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CONCLUSIONS:
These results may be used by athletes and their treating clinicians to guide realistic expectations.
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Thoughts? Questions? Comments?
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Write them below. .
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SOURCE:
Lai CCH, Ardern CL, Feller JA, et al. Br J Sports Med 2018;52:128–138.

25 Nov 2019

Comments
  • @tsmithfitnessandmassage

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    05 Dec 2019

  • @zac_blam

    Awesome article! I’ve done two ACL, 1 each leg.

    29 Nov 2019

  • @aryan_mohammadi1995

    If do so well the rehab exersices.they can back to pro sports soon💪

    27 Nov 2019

  • @aryan_mohammadi1995

    Thanks your information

    27 Nov 2019

  • @argocarnegie

    What’s the most common reason behind an ACL tear?

    26 Nov 2019

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    25 Nov 2019

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  • @backontrack_pt

    Great post!

    25 Nov 2019

  • @ogonz972

    Where was the most common graft taken from? I have a 13 yr old son that had acl reconstruction done 15 months ago when he was 11 yrs old and is back to playing soccer he just starting to get back to his former self on the pitch after 3 months of playing.

    25 Nov 2019

  • @cloganmd

    I believe a component of these results is due to access to quality and duration of rehab. Non elites are often limited in PT or don’t receive the same quality of care. Access is key.

    25 Nov 2019

  • @sigreen3005

    How does a return to sport impact the integrity/durability of an ACL graft?

    25 Nov 2019

  • @drjaymay

    What grafts were included in this SR?

    25 Nov 2019

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    25 Nov 2019