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OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of a comprehensive warm-up programme designed to reduce the risk of injuries in female youth football. DESIGN Cluster randomised controlled trial with clubs as the unit of randomisation. SETTING 125 football clubs from the south, east, and middle of Norway (65 clusters in the intervention group; 60 in the control group)(More)
Protecting the health of the athlete is a goal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The IOC convened an expert panel to update the 2005 IOC Consensus Statement on the Female Athlete Triad. This Consensus Statement replaces the previous and provides guidelines to guide risk assessment, treatment and return-to-play decisions. The IOC expert working(More)
A set of exercises--the "11"--have been selected to prevent football injuries. The purpose of this cluster-randomized controlled trial was to investigate the effect of the "11" on injury risk in female youth football. Teams were randomized to an intervention (n=59 teams, 1091 players) or a control group (n=54 teams, 1001 players). The intervention group was(More)
BACKGROUND The evidence linking knee kinematics and kinetics during a vertical drop jump (VDJ) to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury risk is restricted to a single small sample. Still, the VDJ test continues to be advocated for clinical screening purposes. PURPOSE To test whether 5 selected kinematic and kinetic variables were associated with future(More)
BACKGROUND Artificial turf is becoming increasingly popular, although the risk of injury on newer generations of turf is unknown. AIM To investigate the risk of injury on artificial turf compared with natural grass among young female football players. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study. METHODS 2020 players from 109 teams (mean (SD) 15.4 (0.8)(More)
BACKGROUND Identification of high-risk sports, including their most common and severe injuries and illnesses, will facilitate the identification of sports and athletes at risk at an early stage. AIM To analyse the frequencies and characteristics of injuries and illnesses during the XXI Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010. METHODS All National Olympic(More)
Consensus statement there may be considerable rewards, individual fame or national prestige associated with winning, not only for the athlete but for the coach and his or her entourage. These competitions also represent important showgrounds for young athletes; in some sports, this is often where talented athletes are identifi ed for a future professional(More)
BACKGROUND The Olympic Movement Medical Code encourages all stakeholders to ensure that sport is practised without danger to the health of the athletes. Systematic surveillance of injuries and illnesses is the foundation for developing preventive measures in sport. AIM To analyse the injuries and illnesses that occurred during the Games of the XXX(More)
The injury rate in football is high, and effective injury prevention methods are needed. An exercise program, the "11," has been designed to prevent the most common injury types in football. However, the effect of such a program on performance is not known. The aim of this randomized-controlled trial was to investigate the effect of the "11" on performance(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying and understanding injury risk factors are necessary to develop and target measures to prevent injuries. Because youth teams rarely have health care professionals working directly with the team, identifying players at increased risk through elaborate clinical tests is not feasible. Questionnaires may be a possible alternative as(More)