Table 5

Recommended postoperative follow-up patient-reported outcome measures and return to play allowance criteria comprising different measurement methods

CPGPostoperative follow-up assessmentReturn to sport criteria
PROMsFunctional testingIsokinetic (strength)Functional performanceOther
NZGG38 NRNRNRNRNR
DOA36 KOOS
IKDC
Tegner Activity Level Scale (low evidence)
NRNRNRTime-based criterion of at least 3 months
MOON34 NRNRNRNo functional complaints.
LSI>85% (single hop, triple hop, crossover hop and 6-metre timed-hop)
Confidence when running, cutting and jumping at full speed;
IKDC Question #10≥9
AAOS33 NRNRNRNRNR
KNGF37 IKDC
KOOS
TSK-11
ACL-RSI
K-SES
Isokinetic muscle strength
Hop test LSI
Drop Jump
LSI>90%
LSI>100% for pivoting/contact sports
LSI>90% or LSI>100% for pivoting/contact sports; A battery of hop tests and measurement of the quality of the movementSports specific training without pain and giving away (or fear of). Active gait and symmetrical jogging.
APTA35 KOOS
IKDC 2000
Lysholm Knee Scale
Marx Activity Level Scale
Tegner Activity Level Scale
ACL-RSI
Hop test LSI (single hop for distance, triple hop for distance, crossover hop for distance and 6-metre timed hop)NRHop test LSI (single hop for distance, triple hop for distance, crossover hop for distance and 6-metre timed hop)NR
  • AAOS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; APTA, American Physical Therapy Association; CPG, clinical practice guideline; DOA, Dutch Orthopaedic Association; IKDC, International Knee Documentation Comitee; KNGF, Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy; KOOS, Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score; K-SES, Knee Self-Efficacy Scale; LSI, Limb Asymmetry Index; MOON, Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network; NR, non-reported; NZGG, New Zealand Guidelines Group; PROM, patient-reported outcome measure; RSI, return to sport after injury; TSK-11, Tampa scale-11.