BRINGING SCIENCE TO TREATMENT

Rate of force development and return to sport following ACLR

Successfully returning an athlete to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) poses an ongoing challenge for rehabilitation professionals. Jessica Montgomery discusses the role the rate of force development plays in return to sport and injury prevention and the  modifications needed for younger athletes. 2012 South West England's Holly Molesworth in action during the rugby sevens at the Sainsburys 2012 School Games a multi-sport event for 1,600 young people. Credit: Action Images / Paul Childs Livepic Two-thirds of athletes who undergo ACLR do not return to preinjury sport levels, and three percent to 24% of those that do return end up suffering re-injury or a contralateral anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)

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