Epidemiology of patellar tendinopathy in elite male soccer players.

@article{Hgglund2011EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of patellar tendinopathy in elite male soccer players.},
  author={Martin H{\"a}gglund and Johannes Zwerver and Jan Ekstrand},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 9},
  pages={
          1906-11
        }
}
BACKGROUND Patellar tendinopathy is common among athletes in jumping sports and in sports with prolonged repetitive stress of the knee extensor apparatus. The epidemiology in soccer is not well described. PURPOSE This study was undertaken to investigate and describe the epidemiology of patellar tendinopathy in elite male soccer players and evaluate potential risk factors. STUDY DESIGN Cohort study; Level of evidence, 2. METHODS Between 2001 and 2009, the authors followed 51 European elite… CONTINUE READING
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