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Dr. James J. Irrgang discusses return to sport after ACL reconstruction.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the current status of return to activity after anatomic ACL reconstruction
  • Describe the risk of re-injury of the ACL reconstructed knee or injury to the contralateral knee
  • Plan and develop a rehabilitation program to maximize return to activity after anatomic ACL reconstruction
  • Describe and implement a functional testing and training program to maximize return to activity after anatomic ACL reconstruction

Reading Resources:

  1. Ardern CL, Webster KE, Taylor NF et al. Return to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the state of play. Br.J Sports Med. 2011.
  2. Ardern CL, Webster KE, Taylor NF et al. Return to the preinjury level of competitive sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: two-thirds of patients have not returned by 12 months after surgery. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39:538-43.
  3. Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA et al. Return-to-Sport Outcomes at 2 to 7 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. Am J Sports Med 2011.
  4. Hensler D, Van Eck CF, Fu FH, Irrgang JJ:  Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction utilizing the double-bundle technique. J Orthop Sp Phys Ther, 42:184-195, 2012.

Disclosures:

Dr. Irrgang has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services. 

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 10/10/2013 | Last Modified On: 3/20/2015 | Expires: 3/21/2016

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