PT Inquest Episode 124: Are Athletes Adequately Tested Prior to RTS After ACLR?

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Many clinicians wonder is tests such as the quad index are good enough for returning an athlete to sport after ACLR. Turns out, clinicians aren’t even doing that! In the episode we have special guests Allison Toole and Matt Ithurburn discussing their recent paper that looked at how athletes tested after they had already been cleared to return to play after ACLR. Spoiler – they didn’t look very good.

Young Athletes Cleared for Sports Participation After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: How Many Actually Meet Recommended Return-to-Sport Criterion Cutoffs?
Toole AR, Ithurburn MP, Rauh MJ, Hewett TE, Paterno MV, Schmitt LC.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Nov;47(11):825-833. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.7227. Epub 2017 Oct 7.

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