Table 3

Reasons for not returning to the preinjury sport or recreational activity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (proportion of responses ranked by participants as most important)

nPer cent
Do not trust the knee2528
Fear getting a new injury2124
Poor knee function1922
Family or work commitments910
Other reasons910
Change in team or coach56
  • *Data were excluded from six participants who ranked more than 1 reason as the most important for not returning.

  • †Missing data from four participants.