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Identification and Management of Psychosocial Issues in the Athlete for Return to Sport

  • Rogelio A. Coronado
  • Simone Herzberg
  • Kristin R. ArcherEmail author
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Abstract

Psychosocial factors are influential in an athlete’s decision and readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. These factors encompass cognitive (expectation, motivation, self-efficacy), emotional (mood and anxiety, fear of movement, or reinjury), and behavioral (rehabilitation adherence) domains and can directly impact postoperative recovery. Screening for psychosocial factors with the use of validated measures may assist in the identification of athletes at risk for not returning to their preinjury level of sport participation. When indicated, the inclusion of psychosocial management strategies could enhance recovery toward return to sport.

Keywords

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries Postoperative care Return to sport Secondary prevention Sport psychology 

Notes

Disclosure

The authors acknowledge no financial interest or benefit that has arisen from the direct application of this activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rogelio A. Coronado
    • 1
  • Simone Herzberg
    • 1
  • Kristin R. Archer
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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