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Hip Injuries and Labral Tears in the National Football League
Hip injuries represent a small but substantial percentage of injuries that occur in the NFL, and the “sports hip triad” (labral tear, adductor strain, and rectus strain) is described as a common injury pattern in the elite athlete. Expand
Epidemiology of National Football League Training Camp Injuries from 1998 to 2007
Background Football is one of the leading causes of athletic-related injuries. Injury rates and patterns of the training camp period of the National Football League are unknown. Hypothesis InjuryExpand
Turf-toe: An analysis of metatarsophalangeal joint sprains in professional football players
Turf- toe injury resulted in significantly decreased range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, and player age, number of years in professional football, and range of ankle dorsiflexion were significantly decreased. Expand
Shoulder Injuries to Quarterbacks in the National Football League
The vast majority of shoulder injuries in quarterbacks occurred as a result of direct trauma, and less than 15% were overuse injuries resulting from the actual throwing motion. Expand
Traumatic Posterior Hip Subluxation in American Football
The pathognomonic radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging triad of posterior acetabular lip fracture, iliofemoral ligament disruption, and hemarthrosis defines traumatic posterior hip subluxation and patients in whom osteonecrosis is diagnosed at six weeks are at risk for collapse and joint degeneration, and they are advised against returning to sports. Expand
Acute elbow injuries in the National Football League.
19 acute medial collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in elite football players, 2 of whom are considered overhead throwing athletes, are reported, who were able to function at a competitive level without surgical repair or reconstruction, in contrast to baseball players, in whom the mechanics and demands may differ. Expand
Nonoperative Treatment for Proximal Avulsion of the Rectus Femoris in Professional American Football
Proximal avulsions of the rectus femoris can be treated nonoperatively with a high degree of predictability for return to full, unrestricted participation in professional American football. Expand
Knee articular cartilage injuries in the National Football League: epidemiology and treatment approach by team physicians.
This study describes the epidemiology of knee articular cartilage injuries in the National Football League (NFL) and the typical treatment approach by NFL team physicians, and microfracture was the most popular treatment approach among team physicians. Expand
Effect of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Meniscectomy on Length of Career in National Football League Athletes
A history of meniscectomy, but not ACL reconstruction, shortens the expected career of a professional football player. Expand
Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders at the NFL Combine--trends from 1987 to 2000.
The percentage of athletes with a failing grade, particularly those with a history of ACL reconstruction, decreased over the study period, and the trends in prevalence of injury and treatment for these athletes may help optimize their care and aid the development of injury-prevention and treatment strategies. Expand