Table 3

Study exclusion and inclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
English languageNot English language
Human participantsAnimal models or cadavers
Primary study design with original dataNot primary or original data (eg, conference proceedings or abstracts, editorials, commentaries, opinion-based papers or reviews)
Traumatic time-loss knee injuryDo not involve a traumatic time-loss knee joint injury
Describes a psychological, social or contextual factor during recovery (acute, rehabilitation or RTS)Does not describe a psychological, social, contextual factor during recovery (eg, injury prevention, epidemiology or surgical technique studies)
  • RTS, return to sport.