Rehabilitation and Return to Sports After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Young Athlete

  • Mark V.  PaternoEmail author
  • Alyson Filipa


Rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction in the young adult is focused on preparing the patient to return to pre-injury levels of activity while minimizing the risk of future ACL injury. Current evidence suggests low return to sport rates (Br J Sports Med. 48(21):1543–1552, 2014) and high second ACL injury rates (Am J Sports Med. 42(7):1567–1573, 2014) in this population. Successful rehabilitation of the pediatric patient after ACL reconstruction is focused on addressing common impairments seen after surgery while focusing on the unique needs of the child. The following chapter will focus on presenting these unique factors necessary to consider when successfully rehabilitating this population.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical TherapyCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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