Table 1

Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patients

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  • Participation in pivot and/or contact sports and with intensive sporting activity before the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear:

  • with a Marx Scale score above 11 before the injury

  • with a Tegner score above 6 before the injury (competition training with more than three training sessions per week before the injury)

  • Unilateral tear

  • Bilateral lower limb pathologies

  • Recurrence of ACL rupture (with a MRI diagnostic)

  • Contraindications for carrying out a test, that is :

    • Postoperative time less than 6 months

    • Persistence of knee pain (score >3 at Numeric Pain Rating Scale)

    • Persistence of a joint effusion (positive patellar tap test)

    • Incomplete range of motion (range of motion <90% on contralateral side)

    • Abnormal walk (observable gait deviations during the walk)

  • Allografts

  • Skeletal immaturity

  • Older than 35 years