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Sport Cord Test Following ACL Reconstruction

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified May 2015 by The Hawkins Foundation
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First received: September 4, 2013
Last updated: May 4, 2015
Last verified: May 2015

The primary purpose of this study is to determine the interrater reliability and validity of the Sportcord Test as a measure of physical performance following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. A secondary purpose is to systematically track subjective and objective outcomes on patients following ACL reconstruction to help identify differences between those who have subsequent knee problems and those who do not. The study hypotheses are the following:

1) The Sportcord Test will provide a valid and reliable measure of functional performance following ACL reconstruction. 2) Patients who have subsequent knee problems in the 12 month study period will exhibit different scores on clinical special tests compared to those who do not.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: The Use of the Sport Cord Test as a Measure of Physical Performance Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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Further study details as provided by The Hawkins Foundation:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Sportcord Test [ Time Frame: one year ]

    The Sportcord Test measures physical performance following an ACL reconstruction. The Sportcord test consists of the following:

    1. single-leg squats
    2. lateral (side-to-side) agility
    3. forward running
    4. backward running

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: October 2009
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 50 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients receiving physical therapy/rehabilitation for an ACL surgery and are returning to participation in sports.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Undergoing surgical reconstruction for a torn ACL.
  • Returning to participation in a sport(s).
  • Will receive physical therapy/rehabilitation after surgical reconstruction for a torn ACL.
  • Between ages of 10 and 50.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Non-weight bearing.
  • At least 12 weeks removed from surgery.
  • Unable to walk, squat, or jump/land without pain in the surgically repaired knee.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01937403

Contact: Carlisle Shealy, BS 864-454-7458

United States, South Carolina
Proaxis Therapy Recruiting
Greenville, South Carolina, United States, 29615
Contact: Carlisle Shealy, BS    864-454-7458   
Principal Investigator: Ellen Shanley, PT, PhD, OCS         
Sub-Investigator: Chuck Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC         
Sub-Investigator: Ryan Geary, DPT, CSCS         
Sub-Investigator: Melissa Stelmacki, DPT         
Sub-Investigator: Mike Osler, DPT, SCS         
Sub-Investigator: Lane Bailey, DPT         
Sub-Investigator: Harmony Noda, DPT         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Hawkins Foundation
Principal Investigator: Ellen Shanley, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS Proaxis Therapy
  More Information

Responsible Party: The Hawkins Foundation Identifier: NCT01937403     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pro00003653
Study First Received: September 4, 2013
Last Updated: May 4, 2015

Keywords provided by The Hawkins Foundation:
Physical Therapy
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