02 Jan FSI Football Science Update
Are the Pathologic Features of Enthesopathy, Tendinopathy, and Labral and Articular Disc Disease Related to Mucoid Degeneration? A Systematic Review.
Bruni DF(1), Pierson SR, Sarwar F, Ring D, Ramtin S.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2022 Dec 23. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000002499. Online ahead of print
This systematic review between 1980 and 2021 of 3196 studies with 52 eventually included of surgical specimens of trigger digit, de Quervain tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, lateral and medial elbow enthesopathy, rotator cuff tendinopathy, posterior tibial tendinopathy, patellar tendinopathy, Achilles tendinopathy, or disease of the hip labrum, ulnocarpal articular disc, or knee meniscus identified consistent mucoid degeneration, minimal inflammation, and imprecise assessment of relative vascularity, consistently across these anatomic sites and pathological entities.
On-field rehabilitation in football: Current knowledge, applications and future directions.
Armitage M(1)(2)(3), McErlain-Naylor SA(1)(4), Devereux G(1), Beato M(1), Buckthorpe M(3).
Front Sports Act Living. 2022 Dec 5;4:970152. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2022.970152. eCollection 2022.
This opinion article highlights the importance of effective rehabilitation protocols when injuries occur, with on-field rehabilitation OFR promoted as a vital bridge between clinical rehabilitation and return to performance. Two conceptual frameworks (Buckthorpe and Taberner) have offered progressive stages for OFR. Whilst these frameworks appear conceptually sound, empirical evidence in this area is lacking. Researchers should work together to find agreement and improve scientific understanding. Drill level analysis, using a range of monitoring techniques to reflect psycho-physiological and mechanical demands, would offer greater insights into within and between session progressions, in turn improving understanding and application of current OFR protocols. Findings should be critically appraised and applied by practitioners to facilitate continued development of evidence-based practice.
Elite female football players’ perception of the impact of their menstrual cycle stages on their football performance. A semi-structured interview-based study.
Read P(1)(2), Mehta R(3), Rosenbloom C(1)(3)(4), Jobson E(1)(5), Okholm Kryger K(1)(6)(7).
Sci Med Footb. 2022 Dec 1;6(5):616-625. doi: 10.1080/24733938.2021.2020330. Epub 2021 Dec 29.
External training load is associated with adaptation in bone and body composition over the course of a season in elite male footballers.
Varley I(1), Ward M(1), Thorpe C(2), Beardsley N(3), Greeves J(4), Sale C(5), Saward C(1).
Bone Rep. 2022 Dec 5;18:101643. doi: 10.1016/j.bonr.2022.101643. eCollection 2023 Jun
The Effects of Fixture Congestion on Injury in Professional Male Soccer: A Systematic Review.
Page RM(1), Field A(2), Langley B(3), Harper LD(4), Julian R(5)(6).
Sports Med. 2022 Dec 17:1-19. doi: 10.1007/s40279-022-01799-5. Online ahead of print.