Return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in professional soccer players.

@article{Zaffagnini2014ReturnTS,
  title={Return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in professional soccer players.},
  author={Stefano Zaffagnini and Alberto Grassi and Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli and Kyriakos Tsapralis and Margherita Ricci and L. Bragonzoni and Stefano Della Villa and Maurilio Marcacci},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          731-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND To investigate time to return to sport and rate of professional sport activity in a homogenous group of competitive soccer players 4 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and rehabilitation. METHODS Twenty-one male professional soccer players (mean age 22.9±5.4 years) underwent non-anatomical double-bundle autologous hamstring ACL reconstruction and followed the same rehabilitative protocol. Clinical evaluation was performed preoperatively and at 3, 6 and 12… CONTINUE READING
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