Blog - ACL - Page 2
by Liam West

La Trobe Sport & Exercise Medicine (LASEM) Research Centre are proud to facilitate a two day symposium aimed at advancing ACL injury management & outcomes through a multi-disciplinary education approach. We have arranged a world class line up of speakers that hosts not only top talent from Victoria but also from across the globe.   ****…read more

by Brooke Patterson

“It felt like I had broken my leg” – Kate Sheahan on her ACL injury on the weekend In light of the 6 ACL injuries sustained by players at the half way mark of the 8 week AFL Women’s competition this an opportune time to share this and answer what many seem to be unsure…read more

by Dr Christian Barton (Editor)

“Having an ACL reconstruction does not mean you automatically go back to playing sport” – Dr Clare Adern, September 2016. In the lead up to the 2016 Sports Medicine Australia Conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in October, I had the pleasure of speaking to Dr Clare Ardern, a Post-Doctoral Researcher from Linköping University in Sweden. She…read more

by Brooke Patterson

We know that development of osteoarthritis (OA) after ACL reconstruction occurs in over 50% of patients. The question is, should we inform our patients of this, and if so how should we go about this. Anecdotally, consensus is that this can be a tricky conversation, and something that may be avoided by some therapists due…read more

by Brooke Patterson

Our previous blog noted the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) could be a major source of anterior knee pain following ACL reconstruction (ACLR), given the high prevalence of PFJ and tibiofemoral joint (TFJ) joint changes as early at 12 months (Culvenor et al., 2015) This month we are reviewing who may be at risk of early joint changes…read more

by Brooke Patterson

1. “Early rehabilitation goals – the one leg rise test”: Early patellofemoral osteoarthritis features 1 year after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction predict symptoms and quality of life at 3 years (Culvenor, et al. 2015) Why I like it: Predictability, early identification. This study outlines features that we can be aware of early following ACLR that can predict those with worsening symptoms…read more