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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772188/hamstring-and-ankle-flexibility-deficits-are-weak-risk-factors-for-hamstring-injury-in-professional-soccer-players-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-438-players-including-78-injuries
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Nicol van Dyk, Abdulaziz Farooq, Roald Bahr, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: Hamstring injuries remain a significant injury burden in sports such as soccer that involve high-speed running. It has repeatedly been identified as the most common noncontact injury in elite male soccer, representing 12% of all injuries. As the incidence of hamstring injuries remains high, investigations are aimed at better understanding how to prevent hamstring injuries. Stretching to improve flexibility is commonly used in elite-level sports, but risk factor studies have reported contradicting results, leading to unclear conclusions regarding flexibility as a risk factor for hamstring injuries...
May 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771827/the-influence-of-socioeconomic-factors-on-the-epidemiology-of-maxillofacial-fractures-in-southern-italy
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Carolina Sbordone, Ida Barca, Marzia Petrocelli, Giovanni Dell'Aversana Orabona, Luigi Angelo Vaira, Walter Colangeli, Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Mario Giudice, Amerigo Giudice, Francesco Maria Cassandro, Federica Attanasi, Giorgio Iaconetta, Luigi Califano
Maxillofacial fractures represent a serious public health problem. Their epidemiology is extremely variable and its analysis is crucial to establish effective treatment and prevention of these injuries. The aim of this multicentric retrospective study was to analyze causes, demographics, incidence, characteristics of 987 patients diagnosed with maxillofacial trauma between 2011 and 2015 at Complex Operative Unit of Maxillofacial Surgery of Federico II University of Naples and Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy; 657 male and 310 female patients were admitted in the study...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738281/epidemiology-of-figure-skating-injuries-a-review-of-the-literature
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Julie S Han, Ellen T Geminiani, Lyle J Micheli
CONTEXT: As the popularity and technical demands of figure skating increase, so will the number of athletes presenting with sport-related problems. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: Searches were performed across PubMed from 1980 to 2017. The keywords searched were skating, skaters, incidence, and injuries. The search was limited to English-language articles and human participants. Relevant articles were cross-referenced. STUDY DESIGN: Clinical review...
May 1, 2018: Sports Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734457/11-361-sports-injuries-in-a-15-year-survey-of-a-level-i-emergency-trauma-department-reveal-different-severe-injury-types-in-the-6-most-common-team-sports
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Werner Krutsch, Volker Krutsch, Franz Hilber, Christian Pfeifer, Florian Baumann, Johannes Weber, Paul Schmitz, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
INTRODUCTION:  Severe sports-related injuries are a common affliction treated in Level I trauma departments. Detailed knowledge on injury characteristics from different medical settings is essential to improve the development of injury prevention strategies in different team sports. METHODS:  Team sport injuries were retrospectively analysed in a Level I trauma department registry over 15 years. Injury and treatment data were compared with regard to competition and training exposure...
May 7, 2018: Sportverletzung Sportschaden: Organ der Gesellschaft Für Orthopädisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729772/safety-on-the-slopes-ski-versus-snowboard-injuries-in-children-treated-at-united-states-trauma-centers
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Stephanie F Polites, Shennen A Mao, Amy E Glasgow, Christopher R Moir, Elizabeth B Habermann
PURPOSE: Skiing and snowboarding are popular winter sports. The purpose of this study was to determine differences in injury patterns and severity between children participating in these sports treated at trauma centers in the United States. METHODS: Ski and snowboard injuries in children <15 identified from the 2011-2015 National Trauma Data Bank were compared using t tests, chi squared tests, and multivariable analyses. Time trends were evaluated using the Cochran Armitage trend test...
May 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729757/editorial-commentary-don-t-forgot-the-hip-in-swimmers-and-multisport-athletes
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EDITORIAL
Merrick J Wetzler
Swimming results in significant and repetitive stress on the hip as well as other joints, and hip pain in swimmers should not be ignored. Stretching and strengthening are the mainstays of injury prevention, and recent literature supports that when indicated, femoroacetabular impingement surgical treatment in swimmers results in excellent outcomes including return to sport and frequently at a level of performance superior to pre-injury status.
May 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727359/implementation-of-injury-and-illness-surveillance-protocols-in-varsity-athletes
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Alexander Shand Davis Gamble, Margo Lynn Mountjoy, Jessica Lynne Bigg, Lawrence Leon Spriet
OBJECTIVE: To develop and implement a prospective varsity athlete surveillance system to identify injury and illness trends in a multisport varsity-level university setting. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective surveillance study. SETTING: Varsity-level sport program at the University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: Athletic therapists (ATs) (n = 35) from 17 varsity sports provided injury and illness information on 624 varsity-level athletes (381 men and 243 women) during the 2016/2017 competitive season...
May 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721837/change-of-direction-biomechanics-is-what-s-best-for-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-also-best-for-performance
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REVIEW
Aaron S Fox
Change-of-direction maneuvers (e.g., side-step cutting) are an important aspect of performance in multi-directional sports, but these maneuvers are also associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Despite this, the impact of biomechanics on ACL injury risk and performance is often examined in isolation. The purpose of this review was to examine the alignment between biomechanical recommendations for ACL injury prevention and performance with regard to change-of-direction maneuvers. Several studies linking change-of-direction biomechanics to both ACL injury risk and performance were examined...
May 2, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716626/injury-in-kite-buggying-the-role-of-the-out-of-buggy-experience
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F Feletti, E Brymer
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this descriptive, epidemiological study is to classify injury patterns and determine dynamics of injuries, possible causes and preventive measures. METHODS: A questionnaire was filled in by 127 kite buggying enthusiasts in 17 countries. Injuries were classified by type and anatomical site. Incident causes were analysed using the Haddon matrix. RESULTS: Injuries classified as moderate or severe (AIS score ≥ 2) were sustained by 26% of kite buggy enthusiasts...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707231/preventing-lower-extremity-injury-in-elite-orienteerers-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Philip von Rosen, Bodil Halvarsson
Background: The high physical load associated with running through uneven terrain contributes toorienteerers being exposed to high injury risk, where the majority of injuries are located in the lower extremities. Specific training programmes have been effective at reducing injury risk in sports. Yet no trial has been conducted in elite orienteering. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of a specific training programme in preventing lower extremity injury in adult elite orienteerers...
2018: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704189/periodic-health-examination-and-injury-prediction-in-professional-football-soccer-theoretically-the-prognosis-is-good
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Tom Hughes, Jamie C Sergeant, Danielle A van der Windt, Richard Riley, Michael J Callaghan
In professional soccer and other elite sports, medical and performance screening of athletes (also termed periodic health examination or PHE) is common practice. The purposes of this are: (1) to assist in identifying prevalent conditions that may be a threat to safe participation, (2) to assist in setting benchmark targets for rehabilitation or performance purposes and (3) to assist clinicians in determining which athletes may be at risk of future injury and selecting appropriate injury prevention strategies to reduce the perceived risk...
April 27, 2018: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29699719/three-dimensional-biomimetic-head-model-as-a-platform-for-thermal-testing-of-protective-goggles-for-prevention-of-eye-injuries
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REVIEW
Rinat Friedman, Ayelet Haimy, Amit Gefen, Yoram Epstein
BACKGROUND: The rate of eye injury is steadily rising during military conflicts of the century, with thermal burns being the most common type of injury to the eyes. The present study focuses on assessing the heat resistance properties of military protective goggles using three-dimensional (3D) finite element head modeling fitted with the tested protective gear. METHODS: A computational thermal impact was applied onto a 3D biomimetic human head model fitted with two goggle models - sports (Type 1) and square (Type 2)...
April 22, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29691316/controlled-ecological-evaluation-of-an-implemented-exercise-training-programme-to-prevent-lower-limb-injuries-in-sport-differences-in-implementation-activity
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Alex Donaldson, Belinda J Gabbe, David G Lloyd, Jill Cook, Caroline F Finch
OBJECTIVE: The public health benefits of injury prevention programmes are maximised when programmes are widely adopted and adhered to. Therefore, these programmes require appropriate implementation support. This study evaluated implementation activity outcomes associated with the implementation of FootyFirst, an exercise training injury prevention programme for community Australian football, both with (FootyFirst+S) and without (FootyFirst+NS) implementation support. METHOD: An evaluation plan based on the Reach Effectiveness Adoption Implementation Maintenance (RE-AIM) Sports Setting Matrix was applied in a controlled ecological evaluation of the implementation of FootyFirst...
April 24, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690830/strategies-of-parkour-practitioners-for-executing-soft-precision-landings
#14
Galo Maldonado, Philippe Soueres, Bruno Watier
Parkour landing techniques differ from performances of other sports as they are practiced in urban spaces with uncontrolled surfaces and drop heights. Due to the relatively young age of the sport, few studies have tried to understand how practitioners - called traceurs - succeed at performing these dynamic performances. In this paper, we focus on the precision landing technique, which has a fundamental role in most of the Parkour motions. We analyzed the lower limbs motion of traceurs executing the precision landings from two different heights and compared their performance with untrained participants...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685059/hamstring-muscle-use-in-females-during-hip-extension-and-the-nordic-hamstring-exercise-an-fmri-study
#15
Daniel J Messer, Matthew N Bourne, Morgan D Williams, Aiman Al Najjar, Anthony J Shield
Study Design Cross-sectional study. Background Understanding hamstring muscle activation patterns in resistance training exercises may have implications for the design of strength training and injury prevention programs. Unfortunately, surface electromyography studies have reported conflicting results with regard to hamstring muscle activation patterns in women. Objectives To determine the spatial patterns of hamstring muscle activity during the 45º hip-extension and Nordic hamstring exercises, in females using functional magnetic resonance imaging...
April 23, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675749/evaluation-of-severe-and-fatal-injuries-in-extreme-and-contact-sports-an-international-multicenter-analysis
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Christian D Weber, Klemens Horst, Anthony R Nguyen, Rolf Lefering, Hans-Christoph Pape, Frank Hildebrand
PURPOSE: The participation in extreme and contact sports has grown internationally, despite the significant risk for major and multiple injuries. We conducted this multicenter study to evaluate sport-specific injury patterns and mechanisms, to characterize individuals at risk and to identify possible approaches for prevention. METHODS: We compared demographic data, severity and patterns of injuries; and the pre- and in-hospital management from an international population-based prospective trauma database (TraumaRegister DGU®)...
April 19, 2018: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674346/from-microscopic-to-macroscopic-sports-injuries-applying-the-complex-dynamic-systems-approach-to-sports-medicine-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Rafel Pol, Robert Hristovski, Daniel Medina, Natalia Balague
A better understanding of how sports injuries occur in order to improve their prevention is needed for medical, economic, scientific and sports success reasons. This narrative review aims to explain the mechanisms that underlie the occurrence of sports injuries, and an innovative approach for their prevention on the basis of complex dynamic systems approach. First, we explain the multilevel organisation of living systems and how function of the musculoskeletal system may be impaired. Second, we use both, a constraints approach and a connectivity hypothesis to explain why and how the susceptibility to sports injuries may suddenly increase...
April 19, 2018: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674008/applying-systems-ergonomics-methods-in-sport-a-systematic-review
#18
Adam Hulme, Jason Thompson, Katherine L Plant, Gemma J M Read, Scott Mclean, Amanda Clacy, Paul M Salmon
INTRODUCTION: As sports systems become increasingly more complex, competitive, and technology-centric, there is a greater need for systems ergonomics methods to consider the performance, health, and safety of athletes in context with the wider settings in which they operate. Therefore, the purpose of this systematic review was to identify and critically evaluate studies which have applied a systems ergonomics research approach in the context of sports performance and injury management...
April 16, 2018: Applied Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671383/sport-specific-biomechanical-responses-to-an-acl-injury-prevention-programme-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#19
Jeffrey B Taylor, Kevin R Ford, Randy J Schmitz, Scott E Ross, Terry A Ackerman, Sandra J Shultz
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury prevention programmes have not been as successful at reducing injury rates in women's basketball as in soccer. This randomised controlled trial (ClinicalTrials.gov #NCT02530333) compared biomechanical adaptations in basketball and soccer players during jump-landing activities after an ACL injury prevention programme. Eighty-seven athletes were cluster randomised into intervention (6-week programme) and control groups. Three-dimensional biomechanical analyses of drop vertical jump (DVJ), double- (SAG-DL) and single-leg (SAG-SL) sagittal, and double- (FRONT-DL) and single-leg (FRONT-SL) frontal plane jump landing tasks were tested before and after the intervention...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671010/-biomechanical-screening-for-injury-prevention-the-importance-of-3d-motion-analysis-in-high-performance-sports
#20
REVIEW
H Dewitz, B Yildirim, P Klein
Standardized clinical diagnostic procedures cannot assess the functionality of the anatomical structures in sport-specific movement. Biomechanical screening is able to detect deficits but is not sufficiently and objectively precise with the current clinical examination tools including conventional imaging techniques. The fields of use of functional testing methods are versatile and range from injury prevention analysis, screening during rehabilitation phases up to the return-to-play decision. Using simple musculoskeletal function analysis it is difficult to assess the risk of injuries...
April 18, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
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