Table 6

Hop performance as a RTS criterion

Studies reporting,
n (%)
Hop tests used as RTS criteria 30 (14 of 209)
Single leg hop 28 (93 of 30)
 LSI ≥90%17 (60 of 28)
 LSI ≥85%5 (18)
 LSI ≥80%2 (7)
 LSI not stated4 (14)
Triple hop 18 (60 of 30)
 LSI ≥90%14 (78 of 18)
 LSI ≥85%2 (11)
 LSI not stated2 (11)
Crossover hop 11 (37 of 30)
 LSI ≥90%9 (82 of 11)
 LSI ≥85%2 (18)
Timed 6 m hop 11 (37 of 30)
 LSI ≥90%8 (72 of 11)
 LSI ≥85%2 (18)
 LSI ≥80%1 (9)
Other hop tests 11 (37 of 30)
 Side hop test2 (18 of 11)
 Single leg vertical jump4 (36)
 Timed lateral hop1 (9)
 Single leg 10 m speed jump test1 (9)
 Square hop1 (9)
 Side hop from 30 cm box1 (9)
 Forward hop from 30 cm box1 (9)
 Two-leg and one-leg stability tests, two-leg and one-leg countermovement jump, speedy jumps, plyometric jumps and quick feet test2 (18)
  • Two studies used seven different tests, 11 studies used four hop tests, 7 studies used three tests, 3 studies used two hop tests and 7 studies used one hop test. References in online appendix III.

  • LSI, limb symmetry index; RTS, return to sport.