Table 4

Time as a RTS criterion

Studies reporting,
n (%)
Time criterion178 (85 of 209)
 <6 months from ACLR43 (24 of 178)*
 ≥6 months to <9 months129 (72)*
 ≥9 months to <12 months18 (10)*
 ≥12 months6 (3)*
Time as a single criterion88 (49 of 178)
Time as part of a RTS test battery90 (51 of 178)
Studies not using time in RTS test battery31 (15 of 209)
  • *Numbers sum to >178 because 18 studies reported a RTS time frame and were counted in the each of the categories the time frame spanned. References in online appendix III.

  • ACLR, ACL reconstruction; RTS, return to sport.