Single Leg Vertical Hop Assessment for ACLR Athletes
Do you measure vertical jump/hop ability?
This recent paper by Ebert et al (2021) on commonly used hop tests following ACL reconstruction, found that the common horizontal hop tests used for discharge testing may not be sensitive enough to detect residual impairments following ACL reconstruction that often lead to 2nd ACL injury.
Considering that the ability to produce (and absorb) vertical force is an important part of most team and individual sports, a single leg vertical hop assessment seems like a very important component of discharge testing.
What do you think?
Do you perform vertical jump/hop tests as part of your ACLR discharge testing?
What other components form your test battery?
This is a great full text paper and I've put it as a link here
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