FIFA Medical Network: Prof Lynne Snyder-Mackler

Dr Snyder-Mackler is an internationally recognised clinician and clinical researcher in sports and orthopaedic rehabilitation. She is a Board Certified Sports Physical Therapist who maintains an active Sports Physical Therapy practice at the University of Delaware and serves as a rehabilitation consultant to collegiate, amateur and professional teams. She has authored more than 200 research publications in the areas of knee rehabilitation and neuromuscular electrical stimulation and regularly speaks to national and international audiences on these topics.

In this talk Dr Snyder-Mackler discusses some topical issues relating to the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Does everyone that injures their knee need to have an ACL reconstruction? Can we predict those who may not need surgery? Are some players destined to fail no matter how we treat them? Should a player go back to football after an ACL reconstruction?