GRIT Study (ACL Reconstruction) - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study is to find out how psychological characteristics related to coping with injury can impact outcomes following ACL reconstruction.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Psychological coping characteristics following surgery for ACL reconstruction

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Adults and teens between the ages of 13-25 who:
- Had ACL reconstruction within the past 2 weeks OR will have this surgery in the next 2 weeks
- Plan to return to a pivoting/cutting sport like soccer, football, or basketball

For more information, please email the study team at or

Age Group
Adults, Children

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, you will:
- Read and sign an electronic consent form
- Answer questionnaires before your surgery
- Fill out surveys from time-to-time for 2 years after your surgery

Study Details

Full Title
Perseverance following ACLR: Changes Over Time and its Relationship to Clinical Measures
Principal Investigator
Laura Pietrosimone
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00100533
Phase Pilot
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center