Variables Affecting Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in the National Football League
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Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Oct 25;4(10):2325967116670117. eCollection 2016.
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Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common in the National Football League (NFL). Limited literature exists regarding return to play (RTP) and the factors affecting RTP after ACL reconstruction in NFL players.
To determine RTP rates after ACL reconstruction in NFL players and to ascertain which variables affect RTP in these players. We hypothesized that RTP in this population will be less than in the general population and similar to the limited studies published previously.
The RTP rates we reported after ACL reconstruction in NFL players are similar to prior studies; however, running backs and wide receivers had lower rates of RTP than previously reported. As previously published, quarterbacks were found to have high RTP rates. Most ACL injuries take place during the preseason or early regular season. Early selection in the NFL draft was a strong predictor of ability to RTP.
NFL athletes; anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; knee injury; return to play
Atletas de la NFL; Reconstrucción del ligamento cruzado anterior; Lesión en la rodilla; Volver a jugar