Returning to play in 2019 with Dr Clare Ardern. Why not catch this week’s BJSM Podcast?


On this week’s BJSM podcast, the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) Editor In Chief (EIC) elect Dr Clare Ardern PhD (T: @clare_ardern) helps clinicians address the difficult questions about return to play (RTP).

In this 27-minute podcast Dr Ardern discusses:

  • Tips for clinicians when approaching RTP with athletes (and here is the link to the free Return to Play Consensus paper
  • Three key psychological challenges for athletes when they suffer injury. She shares how to address these in the context of RTP and shared decision making
  • As an added feature, and as we near the 10 year anniversary of the classic Richard Frobell 2010 paper Dr Ardern answered a question about non-operative management of ACL injuries
  • Finally what to do when faced with a 10-16 year old who has ruptured her or his ACL. Here’s the link to the free Consensus statement that has had over 92,000 reads.

On Oct 4-5, Dr Ardern will be speaking at the The IFSPT Third World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy in Vancouver, Canada. The conference theme is “High performance to clinical practice”.

Click below to listen to BJSM Podcast Episode #383 Returning to play in 2019 with Clare Ardern:

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Links to free papers on this topic: 

Ardern CL, Ekås G, Grindem H, et al. 2018 International Olympic Committee consensus statement on prevention, diagnosis and management of paediatric anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Br J Sports Med 2018;doi:10.1136/bjsports-2018-099060 (article co-published by Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, Journal of ISAKOS and Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine).

Ardern CL, Glasgow P, Schneiders A, Witvrouw E, Clarsen B, Cools A, et al. 2016 Consensus statement on return to sport from the First World Congress in Sports Physical Therapy, Bern. Br J Sports Med 2016;50:853-864.

Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. Fifty-five per cent return to competitive sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis including aspects of physical functioning and contextual factors.

Grindem H, Snyder-Mackler L, Moksnes H, et al Simple decision rules can reduce reinjury risk by 84% after ACL reconstruction: the Delaware-Oslo ACL cohort study British Journal of Sports Medicine 2016;50:804-808.

Frobell RB, Roos EM, Roos HP, Ranstam J, Lohmander LS. A randomized trial of treatment for ACL tears. New England Journal of Medicine. 2010 Jul 22;363(4):331-42.

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