After six months of grueling surgery and rehab, Sophie’s orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist cleared her to play soccer again. Although the injury crushed Sophie’s dream of playing collegiate soccer, she was still excited to play her senior year for her high school soccer team. Her orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Glen Johnson, decided to delay her return-to-play (RTP) at the last minute.
Dr. Johnson wanted to have Sophie assessed by a new wearable technology that used 3D wireless sensors to more accurately determine her return-to-play (RTP) status. The surgeon described the process as a “movement MRI” that collected data at 200 frames per second to create a report on the condition of Sophie’s ACL rehab progress. After reviewing the objective and actionable data report, Sophie, her parents, and her surgeon determined that Sophie was not, in fact, ready to return to the soccer field.