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dc.contributor.authorDickerson, Laura C.en
dc.contributor.authorPeebles, Alexander T.en
dc.contributor.authorMoskal, Joseph T.en
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Thomas K.en
dc.contributor.authorQueen, Robin M.en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Athletes who return to sport (RTS) after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) often have reduced physical performance and a high reinjury rate. Additionally, it is currently unclear how physical performance measures can change during the RTS transition and with the use of a functional knee brace. Purpose/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of time since surgery (at RTS and 3 months after RTS) and of wearing a brace on physical performance in patients who have undergone ACLR. We hypothesized that physical performance measures would improve with time and would not be affected by brace condition. Study Design: Controlled laboratory study. Methods: A total of 28 patients who underwent ACLR (9 males, 19 females) completed physical performance testing both after being released for RTS and 3 months later. Physical performance tests included the modified agilityttest (MAT) and vertical jump height, which were completed with and without a knee brace. A repeated-measures analysis of variance determined the effect of time and bracing on performance measures. Results: The impact of the knee brace was different at the 2 time points for the MAT side shuffle (P= .047). Wearing a functional knee brace did not affect any other physical performance measure. MAT times improved for total time (P< .001) and backpedal (P< .001), and vertical jump height increased (P= .002) in the 3 months after RTS. Conclusion: The present study showed that physical performance measures of agility and vertical jump height improved in the first 3 months after RTS. This study also showed that wearing a knee brace did not hinder physical performance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDonJoy Orthopaedicsen
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationalen
dc.subjectanterior cruciate ligament reconstructionen
dc.subjectreturn to sporten
dc.subjectphysical performanceen
dc.titlePhysical Performance Improves With Time and a Functional Knee Brace in Athletes After ACL Reconstructionen
dc.typeArticle - Refereeden
dc.contributor.departmentBiomedical Engineering and Mechanicsen
dc.contributor.departmentVirginia Tech Carilion School of Medicineen
dc.description.notesFunding for this study was received from DonJoy Orthopaedics. J.T.M. is a consultant for Stryker, Corin, and United Orthopaedics; is on the advisory board for United Orthopaedics; is on the speaker's bureau for Stryker; receives royalties from DePuy and Corin; and has stock options with Think Surgical and Invuity. AOSSM checks author disclosures against the Open Payments Database (OPD). AOSSM has not conducted an independent investigation on the OPD and disclaims any liability or responsibility relating thereto.en
dc.title.serialOrthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicineen

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