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Vol. 57. Issue 213. (In progress)
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Vol. 57. Issue 213. (In progress)
(January - March 2022)
Special article
DOI: 10.1016/j.apunsm.2021.100361
Return-to-sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in team sport athletes. Part II: Progressive framework
Azahara Fort-Vanmeerhaeghea,b,
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Corresponding author at: Faculty of Psychology, Education Sciences and Sport (FPCEE) Blanquerna, Ramon Llull University, c/ Císter, 34, 08022 Barcelona, Spain.
, Jordi Arboix-Alióa, Alicia M. Montalvoc
a Ramon Llull University, FPCEE and FCS Blanquerna, Department of Sport Sciences, Barcelona, Spain
b Segle XXI Female Basketball Team, Catalan Federation of Basketball, Esplugues de Llobregat, Spain
c College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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Table 1. Objectives and criteria to progress in the return-to-sport following anterior cruciate ligament injury in team sport athletes understood as a continuum.
Table 2. Useful tools and criteria recommendations to progress in specificity during the RTS post ACL-R in team sports.
Table 3. Task examples during retraining displacements after ACL-R in team sport following approaching levels.
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In the second part of this evidence- and experience-based guide, we present a progressive framework for return-to-sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in team sport athletes. This framework guides programs that return athletes to competition at maximum performance while minimizing risk of reinjury. We have built onto a framework typically used in team sports that proposes progress move from general to specific. The progression is accomplished through the use of motor learning principles and attention to hypercomplexity, which characterizes situation sports. The framework focuses on preparing players to withstand repeated high-intensity actions, combining jumps, accelerations, decelerations and changes of direction with dribbling, passing, receiving, shooting and/or reacting to their teammates and opponents while minimizing risk of reinjury.

Return to competition
Integrative neuromuscular training


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