Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction Research Study

The FORCE lab is testing for a study entitled "An Examination of Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Functional Performance Test Outcomes in Individuals Post-ACL Reconstruction". 

This study is being conducted in order to evaluate motion and forces in the leg during movements such as running and jumping, in individuals with and without a history of injury to the ACL.

This research study will serve to improve knowledge of lower extremity biomechanics after ACL reconstruction and evaluate current clinical decision making processes regarding return to activity after injury to the ACL.  

Want to be part of our research? The FORCE Lab is requesting participants for this study.

General Inclusion Criteria for Individuals POST ACL RECONSTRUCTION:

  • Males and Females
  • 18-45 years of age
  • ACL Reconstruction within the past 10 years (one leg only)
  • Cleared by physician for unrestricted physical activity
  • Physically Active (30 minutes of physical activity 3x/week that includes running and/or jumping

General Inclusion Criteria for NON-SURGICAL Individuals:

  • Males and Females 18-45 years of age
  • Physically Active (30 minutes of physical activity 3x/week that includes running and/or jumping)

The Study

Individuals will perform tasks such as running, cutting, and landing tasks during a 90 minute testing session in the OSU-Cascades FORCE Lab located in The Center.

Compensation for participation is $20 upon completion.

Contact

If interested in participating, please email or call the lab at 541-639-4112.

Download a PDF with details of the study.