Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition anterior cruciate ligament injury
Treatment acl reconstruction
Sponsor University of Sao Paulo
Start date January 2014
End date December 2016
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT02674282, IOT983

Summary

Our purpose is to evaluate maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in ACL-injured professional soccer players and after a six-month period of post-operative rehabilitation, compared to a control group of healthy professional soccer players.

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation non-randomized
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment
Arm
(Experimental)
ACL injured professional soccer players submitted to ACL reconstruction.
acl reconstruction
ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft.
(No Intervention)
Healthy professional soccer players

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Maximum oxygen uptake
time frame: 6 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Running economy
time frame: 6 months
Body composition
time frame: 6 months
Isokinetic strength
time frame: 6 months
Knee function
time frame: 6 months

Eligibility Criteria

Male participants from 18 years up to 45 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - ACL injury - professional soccer player - adult - male Exclusion Criteria: - Multiple ligament injury - knee effusion - unable to perform the examination on the treadmill - ACL reconstruction failure - reoperation due to any cause during the follow-up period - goalkeeper

Additional Information

Official title Maximum Oxygen Uptake in ACL-injured Professional Soccer Players
Description The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is considered a major injury and may affect the career of professional soccer players. Surgical ACL reconstruction is often required to treat the resulting knee instability. Although ACL reconstruction is considered a successful procedure in restoring knee stability, literature shows that only 55% of the participants return to competitive sports participation after surgery. Soccer players need technical, tactical and physical skills to succeed, such as good knee function and aerobic capacity. Our purpose is to evaluate maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in ACL-injured professional soccer players and after a six-month period of post-operative rehabilitation, compared to a control group of healthy professional soccer players.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Sao Paulo.