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Outcomes of ACL reconstruction

Research overview

Gisela SoleThis area of research explores the outcomes of ACL reconstruction, irrespective of the sporting background.

This project area is lead by Associate Professor Gisela Sole.

Projects include:

  • exploring patients’ perspectives and experiences of the injury,
  • physiotherapists perceptions of ACL management,
  • assessing a range of sports- and function-related outcomes, including thigh muscle strength, jumping ability and knee movement patterns,
  • footwear variations for the managment of ACL injuries
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Kaur, M., Ribeiro, D.C., Theis, J, Webster, K.E. and Sole, G. (2016) Movement patterns of the knee during gait following ACL Reconstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine.

Hajizadeh, M., Oskouei, A.H., Ghalichi, F. and Sole, G. (2016) Knee kinematics and joint moments during stair negotiation in participants with anterior cruciate ligament deficiency and reconstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Sole G, Tengman E, Grip H, Häger CK (2015). Knee kinematics during stair descent 20 years following anterior cruciate ligament rupture with and without reconstruction. Clinical Biomechanics

Von Aesch AV, Perry M, Sole G (2015). Physiotherapists’ experiences of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Physical Therapy in Sports doi:10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.08.004

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Kaur M, Sole G, Ribeiro D, Theis JC. (2015)  Outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction more than two years following surgery. Mark Steptoe Memorial Trust Grant-in-Aid, School of Physiotherapy, $2,000

Sole G, Ribeiro D, Sole CC, Mündermann A (2014) Do footwear variations influence the magnitude and direction of forces across the knee in people who have sustained a knee injury? Physiotherapy New Zealand Scholarship Trust Fund, $7,618

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Research students

PhD research

Mandeep Kaur (current): Outcome of anterior cruciate ligament injuries: an osteo-arthritis perspective.
Supervisors: Sole G, Ribeiro D, Theis JC

Honours research

Sarah Scott (2015): Patients’ perspectives of management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Supervisors: Sole G, Perry M.

Arlene von Aesch (2014): Physiotherapists’ perspectives of current management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Awarded the Sports Physiotherapy New Zealand prize (2014) for the best research project relating to sports physiotherapy.
Supervisors: Sole G, Perry M.

Contact us

For more detailed information about this project please email the Project lead Associate Professor Gisela Sole

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