I am looking for people who have had Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on at least one of their knees to take part in a study focusing on the effects and impact of ACL Reconstruction surgery on someone's Athletic Identity.
As someone who has had multiple knee surgeries, I am very interested in the psychological effects of such mobility impairing surgery and do not believe there has been enough research undertaken in the field. The hope for this study (which is part of an MSc in Psychology) is to provide a greater insight into the short term and longterm effects of ACL reconstruction on a person’s sense of Self and Identity. If you have had ACL reconstruction surgery and would like your experiences to count towards our understanding within the field, your contribution is of value.
If you would like to take part in the study (which should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete), please click on the below link for further information. Alternatively, copy and paste the link directly into the address bar of your browser. If you know of anyone who may also be interested, then I would be grateful if you would notify them of this opportunity to participate:
If you have any questions (which are not answered by the information sheet, after clicking on the link), please contact me by email at email@example.com, and I'll be happy to help.
05/11/2011 01:10 PM
I have had many people go through your same situation, the biggest thing is to listen to what people can offer to you and take advantage of it. I know what could prevent your surgery and get you back to where you want to be. If you have any questions reply back
05/10/2011 10:46 PM
Hello all, I have a fully torn ACL, since 2 months. Went through all the check ups by othopedical doctor and knee surgeon and had a second opinion too. Right now doing PT, muscule strengthening, etc. The doctors suggested surgury to reconstruct the ACL, but I'm still hesitating. I am a 42 years old woman. I practice karate for quite many years and lately have been "tasting" other martial arts too. It's a big hobby of mine which I want to continue doing but I'm not a competitive or professional martial arts person. The more I read about this injury and its treatments, the more complications and problems I discover, which makes it even harder to decide about the surgery. I am not able to determine whether the reconstruction surgery will improve my knee situation and stability on the long run and if so to what extent. At the moment it is "giving way" and I feel that I cannot trust it. However, it is not very painful anymore. What is the bodily "cost" or downside of surgery as opposed to its benefits? I seem not to be able to balance this equation. I'd appreciate some advice from experts and people who went through the process. Many thanks!