Information about project titled 'Muscle strength is a poor screening test for predicting lower extremity injuries in professional male soccer: A 2-year prospective cohort study'
Muscle strength is a poor screening test for predicting lower extremity injuries in professional male soccer: A 2-year prospective cohort study
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|Project manager:||Arnhild Bakken|
|Supervisor(s):||Roald Bahr, Karim Khan|
|Coworker(s):||Stephen Targett, Tone Bere, Cristiano Eirale, Abdulaziz Farooq, Andrea Mosler, Johannes Tol, Rodney Whitely|
Introduction: Lower extremity muscle strength tests are commonly used to screen for injury risk in professional football. However, there is limited evidence on the ability of such tests in predicting future injury.
The aim of this project is to examine the association between hip and thigh muscle strength and the risk of lower extremity injuries in professional male soccer players.
Method: In total, 554 male professional football players in Qatar underwent a comprehensive strength assessment at the beginning of the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons. The players were tested for concentric and eccentric quadriceps and hamstrings isokinetic muscle strength, eccentric hip adduction and abduction strength, and bilateral isometric adductor strength (squeeze test 450). Information on time-loss lower extremity injuries and exposure in training and matches have prospectively been registered by club medical staff throughout each season.
Implications: The aim of this project is to describe the utilisation of these muscle strength tests as an injury prediction tool for lower extremity injuries in football.
The study was performed at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar, and is part of a larger PhD project led by a PhD student at the Oslo Sport Trauma Research Center, Arnhild Bakken.