Mental Skills Coaching for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear

Boston Children's Hospital, Waltham, MA
Anterior Cruciate Ligament TearMental Skills Coaching - Behavioral
8 - 25
All Sexes

Study Summary

This trial will explore if a mental skills training program can help athletes who tear their ACL and need surgery to feel confident about returning to their sport.

Eligible Conditions
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears

Treatment Effectiveness

Phase-Based Effectiveness

1 of 3

Study Objectives

2 Primary · 0 Secondary · Reporting Duration: Preop consult, 2 weeks postop, 6 weeks postop, 3 months postop, 6 months postop, 9 months postop

6-9 months postop
ACL-Return to Sports after Injury (ACL-RSI)
PROMIS Psychological Stress Experience - Bank (CAT version)
Preop consult
Proportion of Participation
Month 9

Trial Safety

Phase-Based Safety

1 of 3

Awards & Highlights

No Placebo Group
All patients enrolled in this trial will receive the new treatment.

Trial Design

1 Treatment Group

1 of 1

Experimental Treatment

30 Total Participants · 1 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Mental Skills Coaching · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: Mental Skills Coaching · Intervention Types: Behavioral

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: preop consult, 2 weeks postop, 6 weeks postop, 3 months postop, 6 months postop, 9 months postop

Who is running the clinical trial?

Boston Children's HospitalLead Sponsor
726 Previous Clinical Trials
5,432,024 Total Patients Enrolled
Matthew D Milewski, MDPrincipal InvestigatorBoston Children's Hospital
1 Previous Clinical Trials
120 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age 8 - 25 · All Participants · 0 Total Inclusion Criteria

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Frequently Asked Questions

Has this clinical experiment opened enrollment yet?

"According to, this study is still open for enrollment and had its initial post date on May 3rd 2022 with a most recent edit occurring June 27th of the same year." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does the protocol for this experiment restrict enrollment to adults only?

"The conditions for trial participation necessitate that potential participants be between the ages of 8 to 25 years old. There are 47 studies available for individuals below 18 and 26 trials catered towards seniors above 65 years of age." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

Who is eligible for participation in this experiment?

"This clinical trial seeks 30 participants aged 8 to 25 who have suffered a complete tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Furthermore, these patients must meet certain stipulations: they must be English speakers and their surgery should occur at Boston Children's Hospital with one of the participating surgeons." - Anonymous Online Contributor

Unverified Answer

How many participants are engaging with this research?

"Affirmative. According to, this medical exploration began on May 3rd 2022 and was recently amended on June 27th 2022; it is currently recruiting 30 patients from a single site." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Please Note: These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.