Sportverletzung · Sportschaden

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

Current impact factor: 0.33

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2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 0.333
2013 Impact Factor 0.283
2012 Impact Factor 0.458
2011 Impact Factor 0.612
2010 Impact Factor 0.521
2009 Impact Factor 0.415
2008 Impact Factor 0.325
2007 Impact Factor 0.17
2006 Impact Factor 0.392
2005 Impact Factor 0.255
2004 Impact Factor 0.154
2003 Impact Factor 0.243
2002 Impact Factor 0.295
2001 Impact Factor 0.283

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Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.03
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.11
ISSN 1439-1236
OCLC 163446872
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Studies have shown changes in the technical and physical demands in modern handball. The game has increased considerably in speed, power and dynamics. Jump training has, therefore, become ever more important in the training of the athletes. These developments contribute to the fact that handball is now one of the most injury-prone types of sport, with the lower extremities being most frequently affected. Reactive jump training is not only used in training by now, but also increasingly in injury prevention. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of reactive jump training with handball players. Material and Methods: 21 regional league handball players were randomly divided into an intervention group (n = 12) and a control group (n = 9). The intervention group completed a six-week reactive jump training programme while the control group went through a non-specific training programme. Jump height (squat and counter movement jump), isokinetic and isometric maximum power as well as muscle activity served as measuring parameters. Results: A comparison of the intervention and control groups revealed that the reactive jump training led to significant improvements in jump height. The isometric and isokinetic maximum power measurements and the electromyographic activities of the triceps surae muscle demonstrated an improvement in the values within the intervention group. However, this improvement was not significant compared with the control group. Likewise both jumps correlated with the muscle activity of the soleus muscle as shown by electromyography. A moderate correlation was noticed between the isokinetic maximum power measurement and the electromyographic activity of the soleus and gastrocnemius medialis muscles. Furthermore, the correlations of the isometric and isokinetic maximum power meas-urements resulted in a strong correlation coefficient. Conclusion: This study revealed a significant increase in jump height after reactive jump training. There was no significant difference in power development between the two groups. However, we were able to demonstrate correlations which would make it seem reasonable and interesting to investigate the question more closely. An interesting field of research could be the question of the effectiveness of reactive jump training in the areas of rehabilitation and injury prevention.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 11/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0041-106947
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Injuries to the spinal cord are not only dreaded because of the high risks existing during the acute phase, but also because of their potential long-term sequelae. Horseback riding also poses a high risk of spinal injuries. We therefore evaluated the most frequent characteristics of accidents leading to long-term sequelae, the primary long-term discomfort resulting from such injuries caused by horseback riding accidents and the way injured persons changed their behaviour after the accidents. Patients: Our study included all cases of horseback riding injuries registered in the Department of Trauma, Hand, Plastic and Restorative Surgery at the University Hospital of Ulm between May 2005 and October 2012. Sequelae of the accidents were examined via follow-up interviews by phone. These included questions about protective gear worn during the accident as well as behavioural changes after the injury. In addition, a spine-specific questionnaire based on the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to assess long-term complications. Results: Overall, we recorded 50 cases of spinal injuries caused by horseback riding accidents over a time span of 7 years and 5 months. 41 (82 %) of the patients were female and 9 (18 %) were male. The average patient age was 32.0 ± 15.2 years. All in all, the 50 patients sustained 84 injuries: 59 fractures and 25 other injuries such as distorsions or discoligamentous injuries. Most injuries were located in the lumbar spine (n = 43), corresponding to 51 % of all recorded injuries, followed by 32 % in the thoracic spine (n = 27) and 17 % in the cervical spine (n = 14). After sustaining a fracture to the spine, 9 out of 24 patients quit horseback riding. All patients used a helmet after the accident, but only 7 out of 15 used back protection. 11 out of 24 patients suffer from back pain while resting with a mean VAS score of 3.4 ± 1.9. More than half (17 out of 24) have back pain while working with a VAS score of 4.8 ± 2.2. Conclusion: The frequency and severity of back injuries sustained by horseback riders increases with age. This can be due to various reasons such as biomechanical factors. The low acceptance of back protection is remarkable.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 11/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0041-106944
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Ultrasound is a standard procedure widely used in the diagnostic investigation of muscle injuries and widely described in the literature. Its advantages include rapid availability, cost effectiveness and the possibility to perform a real-time dynamic examination with the highest possible spatial resolution. In the diagnostic work-up of minor lesions (muscle stiffness, muscle strain), plain ultrasound has so far been inferior to MRI. The case presented by us is an example of the possibilities offered by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the imaging of muscle injuries compared with plain B-mode image ultrasound and MRI imaging of the affected region. Material/Methods: This case report is about a high-performance football player who sustained a muscle injury. He underwent an ultrasound examination (S 2000, 9L4 Probe, Siemens, Germany), which was performed simultaneously in the conventional and contrast-enhanced mode at the level of the lesion. An intravenous bolus injection of 4.8 ml of intravascular contrast agent (SonoVue(®), Bracco, Italy) was given via a cubital intravenous line. After that, the distribution of contrast agent was visualised in the early arterial phase. In addition, a plain magnetic resonance imaging scan of both thighs was performed for reference. Results: On conventional ultrasound, the lesion was not clearly distinguishable from neighbouring tissue, whereas contrast-enhanced ultrasound demonstrated a well delineated, circumscribed area of impaired perfusion with hypoenhancement compared with the surrounding muscles at the clinical level of the lesion in the arterial wash-in phase (0-30 sec, after intravenous administration). The MRI scan revealed an edema signal with perifascial fluid accumulation in the corresponding site. Conclusion: The use of intravascular contrast agent enabled the sensitive detection of a minor injury by ultrasound for the first time. An intramuscular edema seen in the MRI scan showed a functional arterial perfusion impairment on ultrasound, which was sensitively detected in the early phase. Further examinations must be performed on muscle injuries of various degrees of severity in order to validate the application of this procedure and to standardise the examination process.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 11/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0041-106954
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Ankle inversion is a common injury among volleyball players. The injury rate during a game is 2.1 times higher than during training. As a result, the preventive use of ankle braces is frequently observed in Swiss volleyball leagues. Studies have shown that ankle braces have a preventive effect on the prevalence of ankle inversion. In Switzerland there has been no investigation into the preventive use of braces and their influence on prevalence. For this reason, the goals of this study are 1) to determine when, why and by whom ankle braces are worn and 2) to evaluate the injury rate of users and non-users of ankle braces. Subjects and Methods: A modified questionnaire was sent to 18 men's and women's teams of the Swiss National League A. The questionnaire included questions about injury rates and the circumstances of ankle inversion injuries. The data were statistically analysed with Microsoft Excel 2012 and SPSS Version 20. Results: The overall response rate was 61 %, allowing data from 181 players to be analysed. 33 % (59 of 181) of the players used an ankle brace. There was a statistically significant difference in the prevalence of ankle inversion between users (12 injured) and non-users (8 injured) (p = 0.006). Wearing an ankle brace during training or during a game made no difference in the prevention of injuries (p = 0.356). More athletes were injured during training (n = 13) than during a game (n = 7). Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that volleyball players preferably wear ankle braces to prevent injury. More than one third of the players in the study wore an ankle brace, 60 % for primary prevention and 40 % for secondary prevention due to a previous injury. The study shows that significantly more users than non-users of ankle braces were injured. This is contrary to literature. Furthermore it was shown that more injuries occur during training than during a game. This finding results from the fact that ankle braces were rarely worn during training. It is concluded that ankle braces must be worn consistently, especially during training.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 11/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0041-106936

  • Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 06/2015; 29(2):82-4. DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1554881
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Patellofemoral pain syndrome is not really a diagnosis but rather describes the symptoms of this non-traumatic knee joint disease. Decreased movement control of the entire leg is discussed as a reason for the developing pain. Assessments of movement control include functional performance tests. A test to assess postural control and movement control of the foot, knee, hip and lumbar spine is the "Single Leg Pick-Up Test". The aim of the present study is to evaluate the interrater reliability of this test. Subjects/Material and Methods: 56 healthy subjects and three experienced raters participated in the study to assess the interrater reliability. Live rating and video rating were assessed and compared by pairs. Results: Intraclass correlations of the reached scores ranged from good to excellent (ICCunjust 0.72/0.63/0.85). Kappa and PABAK calculations of the observation criteria reached moderate to good values. The Ø PABAK for all observation criteria was 0.70/0.69/0.80 for the paired comparison of the raters. The agreement of six of seven observation criteria based on PABAK calculations were good to very good for the pairs of raters. Conclusions: All motor control deficits present in patellofemoral pain syndrome can be observed by the "Single Leg Pick-Up Test" with substantial reliability. Future studies should confirm reliability and further evaluate discriminative validity of the test. The "Single Leg Pick-Up" can be carried out easily and has the potential to assess patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome and healthy athletes for movement control deficits. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 04/2015; 29(3). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399261
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: The purpose of this study was to examine the linkage between the musculoskeletal and the craniomandibular system in competitive athletes. Therefore the upper body posture and lower jaw position were investigated while a temporarily induced leg length discrepancy (LLD) during standing was induced. Material and Methods: In this study 34 competitive athletes (2 women/32 men) who had no signs of temporomandibular dysfunction according to their own statements were investigated. The measurement of the upper part of the body posture was performed with a three-dimensional back scanner. Afterwards the condylar position was registered by using a homologated and approved electronic registration device. In order to induce the leg length discrepancy, wooden panels measuring 1 and 3 cm thickness were placed unilaterally under one foot. Results: The statistical analysis of the three-dimensional back measurement was carried out using the Friedman and Wilcoxon matched pairs tests with Bonferroni-Holm correction. The results showed in comparisons of the lateral trunk a decline (p ≤ 0.05), of the height of the shoulder girdle (p ≤ 0.05) and, in every pair comparison, of the height of the pelvis area significant correlations between the body posture and the experimentally induced leg length discrepancy. The biggest changes can be observed in the area of the height of the pelvis in the transverse plane. The alterations in statics can be found at the ipsilateral as well as the contralateral side of the body, whereby changes are dependent of the parameter. Moreover, the position of the left condyle in space changes significantly (p ≤ 0.05). Discussion: The results illustrate functional correlations of the musculoskeletal system through muscular, neurological and fascia based processes. Furthermore, they show that athletes who have a distinctive supporting and postural musculature possess a good body demeanor as well as a fast musculoskeletal compensation by way of the sensorimotor system correspondent to the heightened side of the body. The theory of the ascendant chain spanning from limb to shoulder girdle and further to mandibular condyles can be demonstrated. Athletes with strong postural muscles can quickly compensate through the use of the somatic nervous system. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 04/2015; 29(3). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399215
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    ABSTRACT: Flexible flatfoot is a common malalignment in the paediatric population. Arthroereisis with a calcaneo-stop screw is an effective surgical procedure for treating juvenile flexible flatfoot after conservative measures have been fully exploited. In the present report, we describe the case of a loosening of a calcaneo-stop screw in a 12-year-old youth after excessive trampolining. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 02/2015; 29(2). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399097
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    ABSTRACT: Background: A high percentage of all sports injuries occur during school sports. The aim of this study was to collect statements and opinions of sports teachers for safety in physical education. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, 296 teachers (202 with, 94 without a teaching qualification in "exercise and sports") at 77 Tyrolean "New Middle Schools" (former secondary schools) were interviewed. They judged various statements on school sports safety using a 5-point verbal rating scale. Results: Irrespective of gender, teachers with a teaching qualification stated significantly more frequently (p = 0.015) that they have participated in continuing education on accident prevention than had their colleagues without qualification. The same applies to the checking of gymnastic and sports equipment before use (p < 0.001) and warming up at the beginning of the lesson (p < 0.001). Female sports teachers allowed their pupils more often (p = 0.002) to participate without adequate sportswear in physical education than did their male counterparts. Of all respondents, 57 % knew about technical faults in sports halls, which have also been reported to the school administration. In more than half (58 %) of these, reported defects were repaired completely and in one-third (36 %), a partial repair was reported. Participants estimated that the major risk for school sports injuries was due to the low motor skills of the pupils, inhomogeneous groups, large numbers of pupils, outdated sports equipment, and ball games. Conclusion: Since about a third of all surveyed teachers had no teaching qualification in exercise and sports, this group should come into the focus of regular continuing education in accident prevention. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 02/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399088
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    ABSTRACT: Therapy-resistant pain in the region of the medial mallelous in the presence of an os trigonum is suggestive for irritation of the flexor hallucis longus tendon. Two patients were treated by arthroscopy in the prone position via a dorsal approach; the os trigonum was removed and the tendon released. Under the conditions of blunt dissection, dorsal arthroscopy of the os trigonum is a safe and expedient operation in our toolbox. After two weeks of partial load-bearing with 2 crutches, pain-free full load-bearing is already possible and after 3 weeks the patients can return to work. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 02/2015; 29(1). DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399093