The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Patient: Psychological Considerations in the Rehabilitation Process
Type of Culminating Activity
Master of Science in Exercise and Sport Studies
Linda M. Petlichkoff
Ronald P. Pfeiffer
One of the most frequent and serious injuries an athlete can suffer is a tear to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) (DeHaven, 1980; Harter, Osternig, & Singer, 1988). The typical result of this injury is an unstable knee often associated with meniscal damage. The instability in the knee may lead to further trauma in the menisci and deterioration of the joint. This is especially true in sports that require a measurable amount of jumping and cutting (i.e., changes in direction) (Marshall, Warren, & Wickiewicz, 1982; McDaniel & Dameron, 1980, 1983).
Humphrey, Michael G. P.T., "The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Patient: Psychological Considerations in the Rehabilitation Process" (1992). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 1058.