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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. STUDY DESIGN Meta-analysis and systematic review METHODS Electronic(More)
BACKGROUND Patellar and hamstring tendon autografts are the most frequently used graft types for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, but few direct comparisons of outcomes have been published. HYPOTHESIS There is no difference in outcome between the two types of reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. METHODS After(More)
Radiographic tibial and femoral bone tunnel enlargement has been demonstrated following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. This study investigated whether bone tunnel enlargement differs between four-strand hamstring (HS) and patellar tendon (PT) ACL reconstructions over the course of a 2-year follow-up. Patients undergoing primary ACL(More)
The GAITRite is a portable gait analysis tool for automated measurement of spatiotemporal gait parameters. Although frequently used for clinical and research purposes, the concurrent validity of GAITRite has not been validated against a criterion measure. The aim of this experiment was to investigate the concurrent validity and test retest reliability of(More)
BACKGROUND An athlete's desire to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a major indication for ACL reconstruction surgery. Typical clearance to return is 6 to 12 months postoperatively. PURPOSE To investigate the return-to-sport rate and participation level of a large cohort at 12 months after ACL reconstruction surgery. STUDY(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to develop a scale to measure the psychological impact of returning to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Three types of psychological responses believed to be associated with resumption of sport following athletic injury--emotions, confidence in performance,(More)
Clinically feasible methods of assessing postural control such as timed standing balance and functional reach tests provide important information, however, they cannot accurately quantify specific postural control mechanisms. The Microsoft Kinect™ system provides real-time anatomical landmark position data in three dimensions (3D), and given that it is(More)
Gait analysis has been used to objectively measure patients' function following total knee replacement (TKR). Whilst the findings of this research may have important implications for the understanding of the outcomes of TKR, the methodology of existing research appears to be diverse and many of the results inconsistent. The objective of this systematic(More)
This study documented postoperative morbidity during the first 4 months following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using either patellar tendon or hamstring tendon autograft. Sixty-five patients undergoing primary arthroscopically assisted single-incision ACL reconstruction were randomized to have a central third bone patellar tendon bone(More)
BACKGROUND Most people have not returned to their preinjury level of sports participation at 12 months after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery. Twelve months' follow-up may be too early to assess return-to-sport outcomes accurately. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate the medium-term return-to-sport outcomes after ACL(More)