2017 Winners of the MSc in SEM Bursary – Richard Connell
UCL Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health Msc
Despite advances in the management of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, re-injury rates remain high following return to play (RTP) after ACL-reconstruction (ACLR). RTP test batteries do not routinely incorporate sports situational factors, perhaps limiting their ability to detect biomechanical changes pertinent to re-injury risk. Under the supervision of Dr Bruce Paton, my dissertation focused on the effect that fatigue (a risk factor for ACL injury) has on lower limb biomechanics following Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction (ACLR).