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‘I was young, I wanted to return to sport, and re-ruptured my ACL’ – young active female patients’ voices on the experience of sustaining an ACL re-rupture, a qualitative study
SportRehab Sports Medicine Clinic, Gothenburg, Sweden; Sahlgrenska Sports Medicine Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Health and Rehabilitation, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sahlgrenska Sports Medicine Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sahlgrenska Sports Medicine Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Sahlgrenska Sports Medicine Center, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden; Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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2022 (English)In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, E-ISSN 1471-2474, Vol. 23, article id 760Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Despite anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) re-ruptures being common, research on patient experiences after knee trauma has primarily focused on the time after primary ACL reconstruction. Integrating qualitative research and patient experiences can facilitate researchers and clinicians in understanding the burden of an ACL re-rupture. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of an ACL re-rupture journey in young active females aiming to return to knee-strenuous sports after primary ACL reconstruction.

Method: Fifteen young (19[range 16–23] years old) active females who suffered an ACL re-rupture were interviewed with semi-structured interviews. Qualitative content analysis using deductive approach based on Wiese-Bjornstal’s ‘integrated model of response to sport injury’ was used.

Results: The results are presented in two timelines 1) from first ACL injury to ACL re-rupture, and 2) from ACL re-rupture to present day, and further stratified according to the domains of the ‘integrated model of psychological response to injury’. Results in the first timeline are summarised into seven categories: Finding hope for the journey; Accepting my ACL injury; I succeeded; What matters now? Who am I?; Where will this end? What is going to happen? In the second timeline, eight categories were identified: Fighting spirit; A helping hand; Working hard; I am a new me; I am destroyed; Loneliness; Painful changes; and, I could have made it to the pro ́s.

Conclusion: Young active females who suffered an ACL re-rupture did not express any positive experience following their first ACL injury, however, in contrast, expressed positive experiences and personal growth after going through the ACL re-rupture journey, characterized by a lot of struggling, and ultimately led to the experience of becoming a new, stronger person. © 2022, The Author(s). 

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London: BioMed Central, 2022. Vol. 23, article id 760
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Second knee injury, Anterior cruciate ligament, Reconstruction, Revision, Re-rupture, Qualitative, Interviews, Mixed method
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-47887DOI: 10.1186/s12891-022-05708-9ISI: 000837676800001PubMedID: 35941679Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85135552046OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-47887DiVA, id: diva2:1687895
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University of GothenburgAvailable from: 2022-08-17 Created: 2022-08-17 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved

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