How many people do not return to sport after an ACL reconstruction and why don’t they return?

The ultimate goal of somebody who has ruptured their ACL is to get back to sport. So how many people don’t get back to sport after ACL surgery and what is the biggest reason for them not returning?

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  • Nwachukwu, Benedict U., Joshua Adjei, Ryan C. Rauck, Jorge Chahla, Kelechi R. Okoroha, Nikhil N. Verma, Answorth A. Allen, and Riley J. Williams III. “How Much Do Psychological Factors Affect Lack of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Systematic Review.” Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 7, no. 5 (2019): 2325967119845313.

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