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Tom West’s PhD: improving outcomes following ACL surgery

We were very privileged to view Tom West’s very clever PhD confirmation this week. Tom is completing his PhD at La Trobe University’s Sports and Exercise Medicine centre. His work is aiming to help people after having anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructive surgery of the knee. “In Australia we have some of the highest rates of ACL injury and the highest rates of surgery in the world and it’s actually getting worse, so we have a real problem. A lot of young people are not recovering well after surgery, not getting back to sport and physical activity and we want to understand why and help them get back to the things they love“.

Tom is working as part of a larger study called ‘SUPER-knee’ recruiting people after having ACL reconstruction. If you or anyone you know may need help after ACL reconstruction, follow the link for more information: http://semrc.blogs.latrobe.edu.au/superk/