TableĀ 1

Reporting of factors that influence RTS outcomes

Risk assessmentContributing factors that should be reported
Health risk
(injury-specific factors)
Demographic characteristics (including: age, sex)
Information collected from patient history (including: injury history, nature and severity of initial injury, pain, medical history)
Clinical examination and physical tests (including: signs and symptoms, strength (and relevant sub-qualities e.g. power, rate of force development, eccentric strength, strength endurance), range of motion)
Diagnostic imaging (e.g. MRI, ultrasound)
Activity risk (performance/activity factors)Preinjury level of participation
Nature of sport (e.g. contact/non-contact; individual/team; open/closed skills, pivoting vs non-pivoting)
Specific activities associated with that sport
Sport-specific functional testing
Psychological factors
Risk tolerance (contextual factors)Social factors
Professional vs recreational participation
  • RTS, return to sport.