Fear fallout: Studies explore effects on ACL outcomes

By Jordana Bieze Foster The best time to address fear of reinjury in athletes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be between three and six months after surgery, according to research from the University of Florida presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Las Vegas. The Florida research was just one of a number of studies on fear of reinjury after ACL reconstruction presented at the meeting—some of which raised as many questions as they answered about the extent to which concern about reinjury is associated with limb symmetry or predictive of return to sports

By Jordana Bieze Foster The best time to address fear of reinjury in athletes after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be between three and six months after surgery, according to research from the University of Florida presented in February at the annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Las Vegas. The Florida research was just one of a number of studies on fear of reinjury after ACL reconstruction presented at the meeting—some of which raised as many questions as they answered about the extent to which concern about reinjury is associated with limb symmetry or predictive of return to sports

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Fear fallout: Studies explore effects on ACL outcomes