May Featured Author

Anne Fältström, PhD
Unit of Physiotherapy, Department of Health Medicine and Caring Sciences
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden and Region Jönköping County
Rehabilitation Centr,
Ryhov County Hospital

From the May issue: Clinical Risk Profile for a Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Female Soccer Players After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Fältström discuss her article in the May issue.

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Anne Fältström, PhD is a physiotherapist from Sweden working clinically at the Rehabilitation Centre, Ryhov County Hospital, Jönköping. She is also an adjunct senior lecturer at Unit of Physiotherapy, Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences, Linköping University. She has also recently started a post-doctoral work at Sophiahemmet University, Stockholm.

Dr. Fältström works clinically with patients with orthopaedics injuries and especially with patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. She finished her PhD in 2016 and the research is focused on patients with ACL injuries and reasons for re-injuries especially in women soccer players. The research goal is to find risk factors to sustain re-injuries with the ultimate goal of preventing re-injuries in the future.

Dr. Fältström has passion for sport science in general and soccer in particular. She is a member of the Swedish National Knee Ligament Register and also the Swedish Football Association medical committee. She has been working as a physiotherapist for a Swedish male elite soccer team for 10 years, but is now just an active supporter for the team.

Selected Other Published Work

Fältström A, Hägglund M, Kvist J. Patient-reported knee function, quality of life, and activity level after bilateral anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Dec;41(12):2805-13. doi: 10.1177/0363546513502309. Epub 2013 Sep 5. PMID: 24007758.

Fältström A, Hägglund M, Kvist J. Functional Performance Among Active Female Soccer Players After Unilateral Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Compared With Knee-Healthy Controls. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb;45(2):377-385. doi: 10.1177/0363546516667266. Epub 2016 Oct 7. PMID: 28146394.

Fältström A, Kvist J, Gauffin H, Hägglund M. Female Soccer Players With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Have a Higher Risk of New Knee Injuries and Quit Soccer to a Higher Degree Than Knee-Healthy Controls. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jan;47(1):31-40. doi: 10.1177/0363546518808006. Epub 2018 Nov 27. PMID: 30481050.

Fältström A, Hägglund M, Hedevik H, Kvist J. Poor Validity of Functional Performance Tests to Predict Knee Injury in Female Soccer Players With or Without Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 12:3635465211002541. doi: 10.1177/03635465211002541. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33844590.

Fältström A, Kvist J, Bittencourt NFN, Mendonça LD, Hägglund M. Clinical Risk Profile for a Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Female Soccer Players After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 15:363546521999109. doi: 10.1177/0363546521999109. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33856914.

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