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Återgång till fysisk aktivitet hos män efter en främre korsbandsrekonstruktion
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Health and Caring Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


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.

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Keyword [sv]
ACL, operation, muskelfunktion, tilltro till sin förmåga, livskvalitet
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20651OAI: diva2:539055
Subject / course
Sport Science
Educational program
Caring Sciences Master’s Programme, 60 credits
Available from: 2012-07-03 Created: 2012-07-03 Last updated: 2012-07-03Bibliographically approved

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