Are you ready to be discharged from your ACL Rehab?

Up to 92% of adolescents and children return to sport following ACL reconstruction. However regardless of age, all ACL reconstruction patents should and must successfully pass a discharge criteria before returning to Sport!

Just waiting for time to heal for 9 to 12 months is not good enough as the chance of re-rupture of surgical graft is 13%. A good guide for discharge criteria should be as below:

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NOTE: ALL of the below criteria need to be passed to have good prevention of re-rupture

  • ACL Leg Hamstring strength approx. 90% of the good other limb.
  • ACL Leg Quadriceps strength approx. 90% of the good other limb.
  • ACL Leg Single Hop 90% approx. of the good other limb.
  • ACL Leg Triple Hop 90% approx. of the good other limb.
  • ACL Leg Triple Crossover approx. 90% of the good other limb.
  • ACL Leg 6m Timed Hop approx. 90% of the good other limb.

Reference: Kyritsis et al, (2016) - https://t.co/dMu8SHbucA

Balli Singh