Ex-professional association footballers have an increased prevalence of osteoarthritis of the hip compared with age matched controls despite not having sustained notable hip injuries.

@article{Shepard2003ExprofessionalAF,
  title={Ex-professional association footballers have an increased prevalence of osteoarthritis of the hip compared with age matched controls despite not having sustained notable hip injuries.},
  author={Gordon J Shepard and Antoine J. Banks and William G. Ryan},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={80-1}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the prevalence of self reported, physician diagnosed osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip in ex-professional footballers with that in age matched controls in the general public. METHOD A questionnaire was sent to the 92 football league and premiership managers to assess the prevalence of OA of various joints. The prevalence of OA of the hip in those managers that were ex-professional footballers was assessed. Radiographic controls were obtained and used to assess the prevalence… CONTINUE READING

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