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BACKGROUND Athletes who return to sport participation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) have a higher risk of a second anterior cruciate ligament injury (either reinjury or contralateral injury) compared with non-anterior cruciate ligament-injured athletes. HYPOTHESES Prospective measures of neuromuscular control and postural(More)
BACKGROUND Release for full activity and return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is often dictated by time from surgery and subjective opinion by the medical team. Temporal guidelines for return to sport may not accurately identify impaired strength and neuromuscular control, which are associated with increased risk for second(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case control. OBJECTIVES To use modified NFL Combine testing methodology to test for functional deficits in athletes following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction following return to sport. BACKGROUND There is a need to develop objective, performance-based, on-field assessment methods designed to identify potential lower(More)
BACKGROUND Current diagnostic strategies for detection of structural articular cartilage abnormalities, the earliest structural signs of osteoarthritis, often do not capture the condition until it is too far advanced for the most potential benefit of noninvasive interventions. PURPOSE To systematically review the literature relative to the following(More)
OBJECTIVE Incidence rate (IR) of an ipsilateral or contralateral injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) is unknown. The hypotheses were that the IR of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury after ACLR would be greater than the IR in an uninjured cohort of athletes and would be greater in female athletes after ACLR than male athletes.(More)
BACKGROUND The International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Evaluation Form (IKDC Knee Form) is a valid, reliable, and responsive measure of knee-related symptoms, function, and sports activities in adults. Despite the incidence of knee injuries in younger individuals, the measurement characteristics of the IKDC Knee Form have not been(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in the first 12 months after ACL reconstruction (ACLR) and return to sport (RTS) in a young, active population has been reported to be 15 times greater than that in a previously uninjured cohort. There are no reported estimates of whether this high relative rate of injury continues(More)
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most common serious lower-extremity injuries experienced by athletes participating in field and court sports and often occurs during a sudden change in direction or pivot. Both lateral trunk positioning during cutting and peak external knee abduction moments have been associated with ACL injury risk,(More)
STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory, cross-sectional, cohort design. OBJECTIVE To determine if a sex-specific pattern of lower limb asymmetries is present during a drop vertical jump (DVJ) maneuver at the time of return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. BACKGROUND A high incidence of second ACL injury is reported after(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the odds of reporting low back pain (LBP) as related to systemic inflammation and obesity. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of the 1999 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). SETTING National database analysis. PARTICIPANTS Population-based sample of 15,322 participants in the 1999 to 2004 NHANES(More)