Table 1

Search terms used in the systematic review

Search termsReference databaseNumber of identified studies
1. ‘ACL’ OR ‘Anterior Cruciate Ligament’PubMed12 355
EMBASE15 872
Cochrane1218
2. #1 AND (‘pediatric’ OR ‘adolescent’ OR ‘immature’ OR ‘youth’)PubMed2850
EMBASE2741
Cochrane341
3. #2 AND (‘return’ OR ‘recovery’)PubMed473
EMBASE310
Cochrane78
4. #3 AND (‘sport’ OR ‘activity’ OR 'athlet*')PubMed231
EMBASE221
Cochrane46
  • Search performed on 16 June 2015.