Prof. Mehmet Haberal is presented with The Award of The Spanish Order of The Civil Merit (Cruz de Official) by His Majesty King Felipe VI, King of Spain.
We are honored to announce that Prof. Dr. Seza Özen who is the member of Honorary Advisory Board of JBACHS has already won the Aziz Sancar Science Award of TUSEB.
We are happy to announce that The Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences (JBACHS) is indexed by the Emerging Sources Citation Index since November 2017, and indexed by the Ulakbim-TR since 2017.
Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
The Relationship Between Joint Awareness and Muscle Strength, Return to Sports and Quality of Life After ACL-R Surgery in Recreational Athletes: A Cross-Sectional Study
İrem Akinci1,Ferhat Ozturk1,Aykut Ozcadirci1,Ozgur Ahmet Atay2,Gizem Irem 1
1Hacettepe Universitesi, ‘Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey
2Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1258 Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between joint awareness, muscle strength, return to sports and quality of life in patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL-R) with hamstring tendon autografts.

Patients and Methods: Aged between 18-40 years 23 patients with ACL-R at least one year after the surgery participated in the present study. Muscle strength was measured with ISOMED 2000 isokinetic dynamometer. Joint awareness, quality of life and return to sport were evaluated respectively by using Forgotten Joint Score (FJS), Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Quality of Life Questionnaire (ACL-QoL) and Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Return to sport after Injury (ACL-RSI)."

Results: There was a moderate correlation between FJS-12 with ACL-RSI (r=0.441; p=0.035), and ACL-QoL scores (r=0.505; p=0.014). A strong positive correlation was found between ACL-RSI and ACL-QoL scores (r=0.827; p<0.001). There was no correlation between muscle strength and FJS-12, ACL-RSI, and ACL-QoL scores in the patients with ACL-R (p>0.05).

Conclusion: This current study showed that joint awareness was related to return to sports and quality of life in the long term following ACL-R. In conclusion, we recommend minimizing joint awareness for a better quality of life and returning to sports. Keywords : awareness, muscle strength, anterior cruciate ligament, return to sports, quality of life