Serious shoulder injuries in professional soccer: return to participation after surgery

  title={Serious shoulder injuries in professional soccer: return to participation after surgery},
  author={D. Berry Hart and Lennard Funk},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
An evidence base for the management and prevention of shoulder injuries in soccer is lacking. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the type, mechanism and recovery time after surgery associated with serious shoulder injuries sustained in professional soccer to build an evidence base foundation. Fifty-two professional soccer players underwent shoulder surgery for injuries sustained during match play. Of these, 25 fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Data were collected for injury mechanism and… CONTINUE READING
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