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We are dedicated to providing the highest quality and scope of care to our patients. As a practice, we individualize each patient's care with the focus on finding the best solution, be it nonsurgical or surgical for each person's orthopedic problem. We develop long-term relationships with our patients and strive to provide a comfortable environment for patients to receive help with their orthopedic problems.

The Anderson Knee and Shoulder Center, located at 2100 Webster Street, Suite 309 in San Francisco, office of top San Francisco Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lesley Anderson. Dr. Anderson aim to be among the San Francisco and Marin's best knee and shoulder surgeons, She help patients choose the best nonsurgical or surgical options for knee, and shoulder. She uses the newest technologies/treatments for arthritis, cartilage and ligament injuries as one of the top Bay Area Specialist.

Return to Sports After ACL Injury - Not Just Physical
By Lee Diehl, MD

ACL injury and subsequent surgical reconstruction is one of the most studied sports injuries in the modern literature. Strength, stability, and return to sports participation at the pre-injury level are all measures of the success of ACL reconstruction.

There has been lots of research on objective measures of function after ACL reconstruction, however in the past decade there has also been an increasing interest in defining and understanding the psychological or emotional aspects of return to sport or recreational activity after ACL injury.

The problem is not everyone returns to sport after major injury or surgery like ACL reconstruction. In fact estimates are that somewhere between one third and two thirds do not return to their pre-injury level of activity despite being physically okay to return. Studies have suggested that only a little over 1 in 2 athletes are able to return to competitive sports and 1 in 3 does not return to their pre-injury level of sport. These findings illustrate a disconnect between the physical and psychological readiness for return.

Psychological Readiness

Psychological readiness is associated with returning to pre-injury activity. Those who return have been found to have more positive psychological responses, report better knee function, perceive a higher knee related quality of life, and are more satisfied with their current function.

Multiple factors have been identified in those who do not return, including fear of re-injury, pain related fear of movement, poor satisfaction or confidence in the person's knee function, lifestyle changes resulting in shifts in personal priorities, and other innate personality traits.

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