Table 1

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and times from diagnosis to return to match play

FactorNon-elite athletes (eg, Tegner score 4–9)Top-level players (eg, Champions League)
Time to diagnosisWeeks<1 week
Operated on?30% to 50%97%
Time to surgery1–3 months3–5 weeks
Rehabilitation1 h×2–3/Several hours/day
Return to first training7 months
Return to full training (94%)10 months
Return to match play (89%)12 months