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Citation

Moreno-Pérez V, Travassos B, Calado A, Gonzalo-Skok O, Del Coso J, Mendez-Villanueva A. Phys. Ther. Sport 2019; 37: 54-59.

Affiliation

Qatar Football Association, Doha, Qatar. Electronic address: amendezvillanueva@yahoo.com.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2019, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.03.001

PMID

30856592

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examining the relationship between hip adductor strength and groin injury incidence during the competitive season of professional football [soccer] teams.

DESIGN: Prospective Cohort study. SETTING: Controlled laboratory environment. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-one players volunteered to participate. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: In the pre-season, maximal hip adductor strength was measured by means of the isometric adductor squeeze test. Hip adductor strength, normalized by body mass, was compared between players who suffered a groin injury (n = 18) vs uninjured players (n = 53). Risk ratios (RR) were used to evaluate the likelihood of players to suffer this type of injury.

RESULTS: Most of the reported groin injuries occurred during competitive matches (5.5 per 1000 match hours). Maximal isometric hip adductor strength was lower in the groin-injured group compared with their uninjured counterparts (429.8 ± 100 vs 564 ± 58.7 N, d = -1.58 and 5.40 ± 1.27 vs 7.71 ± 0.89 N/kg, d = -1.88, respectively).

RESULTS revealed that values of maximal isometric adductor strength lower than 465.33 N increased the probability to suffer a groin injury by 72%. Furthermore, values of force relative to body mass lower than 6.971 N/kg increased the probability to suffer a groin injury by 83%.

CONCLUSION: The assessment of Hip adductor strength, in addition to other measurements, might help practitioners to determine the probability of suffering an overuse groin injuries in elite football players.

Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Language: en

Keywords

Adductor; Injury rate; Risk factor; Soccer; Team-sport

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