Patient outcomes following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: the influence of psychological factors

Orthopedics. 2009 May;32(5):335. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20090502-01.

Abstract

Despite reports demonstrating good-to-excellent results, only 65% to 70% of patients return to their preinjury level of sports activity following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Psychological factors may contribute to this performance disparity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / surgery*
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries*
  • Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
  • Athletic Injuries / psychology*
  • Athletic Injuries / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Patient Satisfaction*
  • Prognosis
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / psychology*
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / statistics & numerical data
  • Treatment Outcome