ACL 1-year follow-up

Reconstruction and rehabilitation after rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament do not guarantee good knee function and prevention from re-rupture. Neuromuscular and cortical activities may be affected by the injury.


  • Lead school School of Health Professions
  • Institute Physiotherapy
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.04.2022 - 31.12.2022
  • Project management Prof. Dr. Heiner Baur
  • Head of project Prof. Dr. Heiner Baur
  • Keywords rehabilitation


Data on neuromuscular and cortical activity during rehabilitation and return to sport is limited. The project aims to establish activity patterns in the context of rehabilitation and to provide information on possible differences and changes during this period.

Course of action

At five measurement time points within the first year after rupture and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament, neuromuscular and cortical activity will be measured during an angle reproduction test, stair climbing, and ultimately the single-leg jump. The measurement time points were selected in relation to the wound healing and return to activity/sport phases. Recorded data from the cruciate ligament group will be compared to each other per measurement time point and to a healthy control group.