Sutherland Shire physio

ACL INJURY - RETURNING TO SPORT WITHOUT SURGERY

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A subset of people who suffer an ACL rupture can successfully return to sport without surgery.

We refer to them as copers or responders.

How do we identify them and have a successful return to sport?

  1. Screen for suitability - this isn't for everyone
  2. Systematically rehab - progression is key
  3. Test against objective criteria with minimum standards

Sutherland Physio and Exercise Physiology Services

Sutherland Shire Physio and Exercise Physiology Services - Flow Physio Co is a team passionate about helping you be your best.


At Flow Physio Co Sutherland, we offer Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology services for sports injuries, orthopaedic rehabilitation, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain & knee pain, osteoarthritis management, breathing pattern disorders and complex and chronic health conditions.


Feel free to chat to us today.

84% decrease in ACL re-injury risk using simple decision rules

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A recent study outlines simple decision rules that may decrease re-injury risk by up to 84% after ACL reconstruction.

The main take-aways from the study were:

  1. Patients who returned to pivoting and cutting sports had a 4.32 times higher re-injury rate than those who did not

  2. Re-injury rate was significantly reduced by 51% for each month return to sport was delayed until 9-months after surgery

  3. Almost 40% of those who failed return to sport criteria suffered re-injuries versus 5% of those who passed

  4.  More symmetrical quads strength prior to return significantly reduced knee injury rate

SEE STUDY HERE