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Georgia Ross, Chris Macfarlane, Brett Vaughan
Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is a common injury in sporting populations. There is conflicting evidence about the best approach to conservative management. This report focuses on the rehabilitation of an Achilles tendinopathy utilising osteopathic manual therapy (OMT) and a structured exercise program in a semi-professional volleyballer. The patient presented with a 4-month history of right mid-portion Achilles tendon pain that begun after a lateral inversion sprain of the right ankle. The primary complaint was pain impacting the patients vertical jump performance...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Bernardo Barcellos Terra, Leandro Marano Rodrigues, David Victoria Hoffmann Padua, Tannous Jorge Sassine, José Maria Cavatte, Anderson De Nadai
The osteoid osteoma is a bone tumor that accounts for 10% of benign tumors. It was described in 1935 by Jaffe, as a tumor that affects the young adult population, with a predominance of males. This study aims to present a case of late diagnosis of a patient with osteoid osteoma of the distal clavicle region. Female patient, 44 years old, non-professional volleyball player, reported pain in the anterior and superior region of the shoulder girdle, specifically in the acromioclavicular joint, which worsened at night and had been treated for nine months as tendinitis of the rotator cuff and acromioclavicular joint arthritis...
March 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
Samuele Contemori, Andrea Biscarini
Isolated infraspinatus atrophy (IIA) is a common condition among overhead-activity athletes, which affects the hitting shoulder and is caused by suprascapular nerve injury. Since the suprascapular nerve is a mixed nerve, such damage could lead to reduced afferent proprioceptive information and impaired shoulder sensorimotor control. This study aims to evaluate the proprioception of the shoulder with IIA, through the assessment of shoulder position sense. The shoulder position sense was assessed in 24 professional volleyball players (12 players with IIA, and 12 healthy players) with a blind dynamic shoulder repositioning test (all participants were blindfolded during the test)...
March 29, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Andrew Strydom, Nikiforos Pandelis Saragas, Makgabo Tladi, Paulo Norberto Farria Ferrao
Tibialis posterior tendon dislocation is a rarely described entity that is easily missed, resulting in delayed diagnosis and treatment. A review of the English published data on the topic showed inconsistency in the reporting of injuries and surgical management techniques, leading us to describe a novel classification system to guide treatment and future reporting. We also describe a case of tibialis posterior tendon dislocation in a professional volleyball player and our surgical technique for correction, including retromalleolar groove deepening...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Javier Peña, Martí Casals
The present study was designed to assess the relevance of game-related performance factors as outcome predictors in high-level volleyball. To carry out the analysis, the official box scores of 399 matches played by 47 different teams in four different European male professional volleyball leagues (Italy, Poland, Germany and Turkey) during the 2013-14 regular season were analyzed. A logistic mixed model was performed to determine the effects of different variables in matches' outcomes. According to the multivariate analysis the following factors were significantly associated with winning matches: the number of scorers (OR = 1...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
Paweł Linek, Edward Saulicz, Andrzej Myśliwiec, Monika Wójtowicz, Tomasz Wolny
The existing data indicate that the result of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) test influences the likelihood of subsequent injury in professional athletes. Therefore, exercises increasing test scores of the FMS may be useful at various stages of sports activity. This study evaluated the effects of the NEURAC sling exercises method on the FMS test score in teenage volleyball players. The study was conducted on 15 volleyball players aged 14 years. The FMS test was performed three times interspersed with a two-month interval...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Human Kinetics
Mehtap Balaban, Ilkay S Idilman, Ali Ipek, Sinem Sigit Ikiz, Bulent Bektaser, Mehmet Gumus
OBJECTIVES: Elastography is a new sonographic technique that evaluates the elasticity of different tissues such as the Achilles tendon. In this study, we aimed to investigate the elastographic findings of Achilles tendons in professional athletes in comparison with healthy volunteers. METHODS: Twenty-one professional male volleyball players with no history of Achilles trauma were included in this study. Twenty-one healthy male volunteers with similar ages and body mass indices were selected as control participants...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Francesca Devetag, Massimiliano Mazzilli, Roberto Benis, Antonio La Torre, Matteo Bonato
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess how anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures with subsequently surgery reconstruction were sustaining during the professional career of women's' volleyball players of A1-A2 Italian volleyball league. METHODS: Using an observational study with a retrospective case-series design for ACL ruptures, 125 teams with 1488 players were monitored. Subjects had to report level, role, injury modality, lower limb injured, laterality, period of the season and age...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
R Mugnai, N Della Rosa, L Tarallo
Injuries to the scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) are the most common cause of carpal instability. A SLIL injury typically follows a fall on an outstretched hand, with the wrist in hyperextension, ulnar deviation and intercarpal supination. We hypothesize that repetitive axial loading on the wrist in hyperextension, during the reception and digging motions of volleyball, can lead to functional overloading of the SLIL. To identify patients and to determine the clinical history and surgical treatment performed, we analyzed hospital records, X-rays, electronic databases containing all the operations performed, and image files (including before and after surgery and follow-up)...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Ingo Helmich
BACKGROUND: Concussions are common incidences in sports. However, game-specific characteristics such as tactics, field positions, etc. might positively/negatively contribute to the occurrence of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) in various sports such as soccer, volleyball, handball, or basketball. Thus, the intention of this study was to analyze game- specific characteristics of concussive incidents in active players from the perspective of different sportive disciplines. METHODS: Four sport-specific questionnaires for soccer, handball, volleyball and basketball were established using an online survey tool...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Yong-Youn Kim, Kyoung-Ok Min, Jung-Hyun Choi, Soon-Hee Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to investigate differences in jumping ability and lower limb balance ability elicited by plyometric training and vibration exercise, of volleyball players with and without ankle injuries, which frequently occur among Korean professional volleyball players. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty-eight volleyball players were divided into the following groups: plyometric with ankle injury (PAI) group; plyometric with non-ankle injury (PAN) group; vibrator with ankle injury (VAI) group; and vibrator with non-ankle injury (VAN) group...
May 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Jarosław Kabaciński, Lechosław Bogdan Dworak, Michał Murawa, Agata Rzepnicka
PURPOSE: Dynamic loads during landings determined by the ground reaction forces (GRFs) may elaborate internal loads and increase the risk of overload knee injuries as a result of performing volleyball jumps many times. The study dealt with a biomechanical assessment of dynamic load indicators in female volleyball players for the motion sequence of take-off-landing in blocks and attacks. METHODS: Twelve professional female volleyball players participated in the study...
2016: Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
Marie Grall-Bronnec, Julie Caillon, Elise Humeau, Bastien Perrot, Manon Remaud, Alice Guilleux, Bruno Rocher, Anne Sauvaget, Gaelle Bouju
In Europe, the prevalence of gambling disorders in the general population ranges from 0.15 to 6.6%. Professional athletes are known for having risk factors for addictive behaviors, such as young age or sensation seeking, though no study has yet tried to evaluate the prevalence of gambling and gambling disorders among this specific population. The goals of this study were to estimate the prevalence of gambling, problematic or not, among European professional athletes and to explore the factors that are associated with gambling practice and gambling problems in professional athletes...
October 2016: Journal of Addictive Diseases
Mohammad Keilani, Timothy Hasenöhrl, Immanuel Gartner, Christoph Krall, Johannes Fürnhammer, Fadime Cenik, Richard Crevenna
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to describe knowledge about and usage of mental techniques to prepare before competitions and after sport-associated injuries (SAIs) by professional athletes (team sports) in Austria. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 191 professional athletes (basketball, football, hockey, ice hockey, and volleyball teams, m:f = 142:49, 24 ± 5, 18-39 years) filled in a questionnaire assessing socio-demographic data, duration/frequency of sport practice, rate and severity of SAIs...
May 2016: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Stéphane Morin, Saïd Ahmaïdi, Pierre-Marie Leprêtre
CONTEXT: Positive and negative effects of training induce apparent oscillations of performance, suggesting that the delayed cumulative effects of training on daily performance capacity (DPC) are best fitted by sine waves damped over time. PURPOSE: To compare the criterion validity of the impulse-response (IR) model of Banister et al and the damped harmonic oscillation (DHO) model for quantifying the training load (TL)-DPC relationship. METHODS: Six female professional volleyball players (20...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance
Rod Whiteley, Marc Oceguera
OBJECTIVES: Clinicians commonly interpret the findings of shoulder rotational ranges of motion using various approaches: an apparent reduction in dominant arm internal rotation ("GIRD"), a difference in total rotational range of motion-i.e. differences in the sum of internal and external rotational range (TRROM), and a combination of rotational ROM and torsional difference ("GIRD-torsion"). We have noticed that these approaches are being considered to provide equivalent estimates of shoulder rotational range...
October 2016: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Michael K Drew, Caroline F Finch
BACKGROUND: Clinically it is understood that rapid increases in training loads expose an athlete to an increased risk of injury; however, there are no systematic reviews to qualify this statement. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review was to determine training and competition loads, and the relationship between injury, illness and soreness. METHODS: The MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus, CINAHL and EMBASE databases were searched using a predefined search strategy...
June 2016: Sports Medicine
M F Pastor, M Ezechieli, L Classen, O Kieffer, O Miltner
BACKGROUND: The volleyball game has a high complexity and thus entails a lot of strain to the players. Due to this high and different training and competition strain comprehensive and individual training plans should be developed with competing training objectives in order to prevent injuries. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to analyse prospectively over six seasons the acute and overuse injuries of a German male professional volleyball team. METHODS: The study included 34 male national league players from season the 2007/08 to 2012/13...
2015: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
Jaroslae Kabacinski, Lecholslaw B Dworak, Michal Murawa, John Ostarello, Agata Rzepnicka, Jacek Maczynski
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to compare the take-off dynamics in counter-movement jump (CMJ), volleyball block and spikes. METHODS: Twelve professional female players, representing the highest volleyball league in Poland, participated in the laboratory tests. A force platform was used to record ground reaction force (GRF) during take-off phase in CMJ test, block from a run-up and spikes: front row attack, slide attack, back row attack. Vertical (v) GRF (peak: Rmax and integral mean: <R>), impulse of vGRF (J) and mechanical power (peak: Pmax and integral mean: <P>) were analyzed...
December 2016: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
Tomasz Halski, Robert Dymarek, Kuba Ptaszkowski, Lucyna Słupska, Katarzyna Rajfur, Joanna Rajfur, Małgorzata Pasternok, Agnieszka Smykla, Jakub Taradaj
BACKGROUND: Kinesiology taping (KT) is a popular method of supporting professional athletes during sports activities, traumatic injury prevention, and physiotherapeutic procedures after a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries. The effectiveness of KT in muscle strength and motor units recruitment is still uncertain. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of KT on surface electromyographic (sEMG) activity and muscle flexibility of the rectus femoris (RF), vastus lateralis (VL), and vastus medialis (VM) muscles in healthy volleyball players...
August 1, 2015: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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