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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Nobody says to you “come back in six months and we’ll see how you’re doing”: a qualitative interview study exploring young adults’ experiences of sport-related knee injury

Participant Age Gender Primary sport Injurya Time since injury Time out of sport Ongoing symptoms
YA001 24 Male Rugby ACL rupture with PCL and MCL tear followed by ACL-R 20 months Changed sport to rowing 1 year post-injury Slightly reduced range of motion
YA002 35 Male Football Undiagnosed knee injury (no surgery) 9 years Changed sport to tennis 6 months post-injury Occasional flare-ups
YA003 35 Female Netball ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 2 years 18 months None
YA004 32 Female Roller Derby ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 6 years 10 months Occasional flare-ups
YA005 28 Male Football MCL tear (no surgery) 2 years 6 months None
YA006 25 Male Rugby MCL and meniscus tear followed by surgical repair 18 months 8 months Some weakness, pain after heavy loading
YA007 31 Male Football Undiagnosed knee injury (no surgery) 3 years 2 years (reduced participation) Occasional pain and weakness
YA008 26 Male Rugby MCL and meniscus tear followed by surgical repair 2 years 9 months Some weakness, soreness post-game
YA009 24 Male Rugby Dislocated patella with PCL tear (no surgery) 6 years 4 months None
YA010 19 Female Netball ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 2 years 15 months None
YA011 23 Female Rugby Dislocated patella and ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 2 years 18 months Occasional pain and weakness
YA012 25 Female Netball ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 18 months Yet to return Occasional pain and weakness
YA013 27 Female Netball ACL rupture followed by ACL-R 2 years 1 year None
  1. a All injuries listed where confirmed with MRI scan