ACL Return to Sports Testing
Return to Sports Testing is ideal for athletes who have suffered an ACL injury preparing to return to activiely participate in sports.
- The test includes a comprehensive biomechanical motion analysis evaluation of return to sport readiness after ACL injury. Return to Sports testing is designed to identify the risk of re-injury, strength, power and symmetry. Prescription is required for this service, insurance benefits may be available.
What are ACL Injuries?
In the United States there are a reported 250,000 anterior cruciate ligament tears annually. Athletes involved in sports requiring cutting, pivoting and jumping are at the highest risk. Female athletes are of significant concern as they have 4-6 times higher risk than male athletes.
Consequences of an ACL tear
- Surgical reconstruction resulting in 6-10 months of rehabilitation and time off from sports.
- 50% risk or arthritis 10 years after surgical reconstruction
- 25% chance of suffering a second ACL injury
About the ACL Injury Prevention Program
The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital ACL Injury Prevention Program is designed to identify and correct for biomechanical movement errors that result in an increased risk of an ACL injury. Our program has the potential to decrease the risk of an ACL injury by 50-70%.