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Criterion-Based Approach for Returning to Sport After ACL Reconstruction

  • Rick Joreitz
  • Andrew Lynch
  • Christopher Harner
  • Freddie H. Fu
  • James J. IrrgangEmail author
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Abstract

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction rehabilitation protocols for the acute postsurgical phase are prevalent. Protocols to guide rehabilitation through the return-to-sport progressions and phases are not as widely available. The purpose of this clinical review is to present the protocol developed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) Center for Sports Medicine for the late phases of rehabilitation and return-to-sport progress after ACL reconstruction with references to the literature.

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Knee Flexion Quadriceps Strength Neuromuscular Control 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rick Joreitz
    • 1
  • Andrew Lynch
    • 1
  • Christopher Harner
    • 1
  • Freddie H. Fu
    • 1
  • James J. Irrgang
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.PittsburghUSA

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