Återgång till fysisk aktivitet hos män efter en främre korsbandsrekonstruktion
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Background: Earlier studies show that 30-92 % of ACL reconstructed return to their pre-injury physical activity. It is not clear why some people do not return.
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the return rate to pre-injury sport among ACL reconstructed men. Another purpose was to characterize those patients who return and those who do not.
Metod: A Web-based questionnaire with questions about returning to physical activity was sent out during the spring of 2012 to 93 men who had undergone an ACL reconstruction 6-40 months earlier and who, after 6-40 months after surgery, were evaluated with validated strength tests and self-assessment outcome measures.
Results: At 12 months after surgery 56 % of the subjects had returned to their pre-injury sport. If the criteria were set higher “back to the same- or a higher level” 14 % had returned. No differences were observed between those who had returned and those who did not, in terms of results on strength tests and the self-assessment outcome scores. Two years after surgery the subjects who returned to their pre-injury physical activity maintained a higher physical activity level compared to subjects that did not return.
Conclusion: 56 % of the men that had undergone an ACL reconstruction reported that they returned to their pre-injury sport, but not to the same level, 12 months after surgery. Those men who returned maintained a higher physical activity level two years after surgery compared with those men who did not return.
Keywords: ACL, surgery, muscle function, self-efficacy, quality of life.
Level of evidence: II, retrospective study with prognostic value.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ACL, operation, muskelfunktion, tilltro till sin förmåga, livskvalitet
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20651OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20651DiVA: diva2:539055
Subject / course
Caring Sciences Master’s Programme, 60 credits
Alricsson, Marie, Professor i Idrottsvetenskap