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Greenville, South Carolina 29615


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.


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.

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Brief Title:

Sport Cord Test Following ACL Reconstruction

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The Use of the Sport Cord Test as a Measure of Physical Performance Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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10 Years

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50 Years

Quick Facts

Healthy Volunteers
Oversight Has DMC
Study Is FDA Regulated
Study Is Section 801
Has Expanded Access

Study Source:

The Hawkins Foundation

Oversight Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

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Overall Contact Information

Official Name:Ellen Shanley, PT, PhD, OCS, CSCS
Principal Investigator
ATI Physical Therapy

Study Dates

Start Date:October 2009
Completion Date:March 2016
Completion Type:Actual
Primary Completion Date:August 2015
Primary Completion Type:Actual
Verification Date:March 2016
Last Changed Date:July 2, 2018
First Received Date:September 4, 2013

Study Outcomes

Outcome Type:Primary Outcome
Measure:Sportcord Test
Time Frame:one year
Safety Issues:False
Description:The Sportcord Test measures physical performance following an ACL reconstruction. The Sportcord test consists of the following: single-leg squats lateral (side-to-side) agility forward running backward running

Study Interventions

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Study Agencies

Agency Class:Other
Agency Type:Lead Sponsor
Agency Name:The Hawkins Foundation

Samples and Retentions

Study Population: Patients receiving physical therapy/rehabilitation for an ACL surgery and are returning to participation in sports.
Sample Method:Non-Probability Sample

Study References

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Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 21, 2020

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