Sportverletzung · Sportschaden

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

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Current impact factor: 0.28

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 9.40
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.10
ISSN 1439-1236
OCLC 163446872
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    ABSTRACT: Hintergrund: Das Rodeln bzw. Schlittenfahren erfreut sich in den Alpenländern zunehmender Beliebtheit. Damit steigt jedoch auch die Notwendigkeit, Verletzungen vorzubeugen. Ziel dieser Studie war es, die Verwendung unterschiedlicher Schutzausrüstungen sowie potenzielle Einflussfaktoren auf das Tragen von Schutzausrüstung bei Freizeit-Rodlern zu untersuchen. Methoden: In den Wintersaisonen 2012/13 und 2013/14 wurden erwachsene Freizeit-Rodler an sechs Rodelbahnen in Österreich anhand eines standardisierten Fragebogens interviewt. Erfragt wurden demographische Daten, Können, Rodelhäufigkeit, Fahrverhalten, ob alleine oder zu zweit auf dem Schlitten gerodelt wurde, früheren Verletzungen und die getragenen Schutzausrüstungen. Die Befragungen fanden sowohl wochentags als auch am Wochenende statt. Ergebnisse: Insgesamt nahmen 1968 erwachsene Freizeit-Rodler (49,4% Frauen) mit einem Durchschnittsalter von 37,1±14,4 Jahren an der Befragung teil. Einen (Ski-)Helm trugen insgesamt 42,3% der Rodler, eine Ski- oder Sonnenbrille 71,0%, einen Rückenprotektor 5,9% und einen Handgelenksschutz 2,6%. Ein Helm wurde signifikant häufiger mit zunehmendem Alter, zunehmender Rodelhäufigkeit und zunehmendem Rodelkönnen getragen sowie bei alleiniger Benutzung des Schlittens. Eine Ski-/Sonnenbrille wurde signifikant häufiger von Frauen, Österreichern und Personen, die alleine auf dem Schlitten saßen, getragen sowie mit zunehmender Rodelhäufigkeit pro Saison und zunehmendem Rodelkönnen. Einen Rückenprotektor verwendeten signifikant häufiger jüngere und eher risikofreudige Rodler sowie Personen, die sich schon einmal beim Rodeln verletzt hatten. Eine signifikant höhere Verwendung von Handgelenksprotektoren zeigte sich nur bei Rodlern mit früheren Verletzungen bei der Ausübung dieser Sportart. Schlussfolgerung: Mögliche Einflussfaktoren für die Verwendung der unterschiedlichen Schutzausrüstung beim Rodeln sind Alter, Geschlecht, Nationalität, Rodelkönnen, ob man alleine oder zu zweit auf dem Schlitten sitzt, Rodelhäufigkeit, und frühere Rodelverletzungen. Um Präventivmaßnahmen beim Rodeln hinsichtlich der gebräuchlichsten Arten von Schutzausrüstung möglichst zielgerichtet implementieren zu können, sollten die in der vorliegenden Studie eruierten Einflussfaktoren berücksichtigt werden. Background: Recreational sledging (tobogganing) is a very popular winter sport in the Alps. Therefore, injury prevention through the usage of protective gear seems important. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate factors associated with the use of protective gear among adults during recreational sledging. Methods: Adult recreational sledgers were interviewed during the winter seasons 2012/13 and 2013/14 at six sledging tracks in Austria on demographics, skill level, sledging frequency, risk taking behavior, sitting alone or with another person on the sledge, previous sledging-related injuries, and use of protective gear, respectively. Interviews were conducted on all days of the week. Results: A total of 1968 adult sledgers (49.4% females) with a mean age of 37.1±14.4 years participated in this study. A (ski) helmet, sun or snow goggles, a back protector, and wrist guards was used by 42.3%, 71.0%, 5.9%, 2.6% of sledgers, respectively. Helmet use was significantly higher with increasing age and increasing skill levels as well as when sitting alone compared to sitting together with another person. Females, Austrians, persons sitting alone on the sledge, a higher frequency of sledging and a higher skill levels were significantly associated with an increasing use of goggles. A back protector was significantly more often worn by younger people, more risky sledgers, and persons with a previous sledging-related injury. Wrist guards were significantly more often used by persons with a previous sledging-related injury. Conclusion: During recreational sledging, the factors age, sex, nationality, skill level, sitting alone compared to sitting together with another person on the sledge, sledging frequency, and injury-experience were associated with the frequencies of usage of different types of protective gear. These factors should be considered when implementing preventive measures for recreational sledging.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 06/2015; DOI:10.1055/s-0035-1553250
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    ABSTRACT: Tendinopathies are frequently the cause of chronic, load-dependent complaints of the lower extremity. Commonly, the large tendons of the ankle and knee joints are affected, especially the Achilles and patellar tendons. Repeated overuse in sports and/or daily activities is assumed as the aetiology. Besides the clinical examination including a comprehensive anamnesis of pain and training/loading, sonographic imaging has a high training/loading relevance for the diagnosis of tendon pathologies of the lower extremity. Training concepts are considered in first line as the treatment of choice. A combination with physical therapy interventions can be useful. In cases of a more severe pathology and long-standing complaints multimodal therapeutic options should be employed. The use of surgical treatment procedures should only be taken into account in case of failed response to conservative treatment. © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 06/2015; 29(2):87-98. DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399668
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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; 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; DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1399215
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Fractures of the tibial plateau are among the most severe injuries of the knee joint and are often the result of sports accidents, especially skiing accidents. Patients/Materials and Methods: Between January 2003 and March 2009, a total of 37 skiers with tibial plateau fractures were treated operatively at Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich (level I trauma center); 28 patients with a minimum follow-up of 24 months were included in this study. Sporting activity was determined at the time of injury and at the time of survey at an average follow-up of 49.0 months postoperatively. Results: At the time of the survey, 92.9 % of all patients were engaged in sports; only 12 of the 28 patients returned to skiing. Of the competitive athletes (n = 5 at time of injury) no patient returned to competition. The number of different sporting activities declined significantly from 6.4 before the injury to 4.6 after the injury. The activity duration per week, being 5.0 hours at the time of injury, declined to 4.4 hours, although the difference is statistically not significant. The Lysholm score, 97.5 points before accident, illustrated a significant decline to 84.4 points. Activity levels according to the Tegner scale declined significantly from 6.1 to 4.7 after the tibial plateau fracture. Conclusion: The majority of patients could not return to their previous level of activity. For patients playing competitive sports, the tibial plateau fracture can be a career ender. Overall, 92.9 % of the patients returned to sports, but we noticed a post-injury shift toward activities with less impact. Only 12 of the 28 (42.9 %) skiers with tibial plateau fractures returned to skiing.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 03/2014; 28(1):24-30. DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1366146
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    ABSTRACT: Football is played worldwide and players often have to cope with hot and cold temperatures as well as high altitude conditions. The upcoming and past world championships in Brazil, Qatar and South Africa illustrate the necessity for behavioural strategies and adaptation to extreme environmental conditions. When playing football in the heat or cold, special clothing, hydration and nutritional and acclimatisation strategies are vital for high-level performance. When playing at high altitude, the reduced oxygen partial pressure impairs endurance performance and alters the technical and tactical requirements. Special high-altitude adaptation and preparation strategies are essential for football teams based at sea-level in order to perform well and compete successfully. Therefore, the aim of the underlying review is: 1) to highlight the difficulties and needs of football teams competing in extreme environmental conditions, 2) to summarise the thermoregulatory, physiological, neuronal and psychological mechanism, and 3) to provide recommendations for coping with extreme environmental conditions in order to perform at a high level when playing football in the heat, cold and at high altitude.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 03/2014; 28(1):17-23. DOI:10.1055/s-0034-1366055
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Prior to introduction of carving skis, complex fractures of the proximal tibia were rarely seen. Recently these fractures are being seen more frequently in connection with alpine skiing. The aim of this study was to find out the incidence of proximal tibia fractures in alpine skiing and to identify possible risk factors. Methods: All patients with proximal tibia fractures related to alpine skiing in a large German ski resort were included. Fracture type, patient and skiing related factors were recorded. Incidence of fractures was determined by using the number of all registered skiers. Multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the odds ratios for risk factors. Results: Between 2007 and 2010 a total of 188 patients was treated for proximal tibia fractures caused by alpine skiing. Forty-three patients had a type-A injury, 96 patients a type-B injury, and 49 patients a type-C injury. The incidence of injury increased continuously, starting from 2.7 and climbing to 7.0 per 10⁵ skiing days. The risk factors compared to patients with type-A fractures, type-C fracture occurred in older (OR 0.93; 0.89 - 0.97) and heavier (OR 0.86; 0.74 - 0.99) individuals and were more likely on icy snow conditions (OR 0.22; 0.05 - 0.96), higher speed (OR 0.29; 0.09 - 0.97) and skiing skill (OR 0.35; 0.13 - 0.95). These was also seen in artificial and icy snow conditions (OR 0.25; 0.07 - 0.87) when compared to type-B fractures. Conclusion: The incidence of proximal tibia fractures related to skiing has increased over the past four years. Risk factors such as age, BMI, snow conditions, speed, and the skill of the skiers, were identified as causes contributing to complex fractures.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 12/2013; 27(4):207-11. DOI:10.1055/s-0033-1356108
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    ABSTRACT: Objective: In professional ice hockey there is a high incidence of concussion. In order to implement preventative measures as well as to introduce a treatment concept it is necessary to analyse the basic knowledge about concussion of all participants and to identify aspects requiring additional educational measures. Method: By means of an internet-based questionnaire comprising 18 questions, trainers and co-trainers, sport directors, team physicians and team captains of all teams in the German ice hockey league were interviewed about their knowledge and impressions with regard to general knowledge, game-stop, protection, and training as well as their opinions about changing the penalty system. Results: The response rate amounted to 57.8 %. Not only team physicians but also players, trainers and sport directors exhibited a good basic knowledge on concussion, duration of treatment and rehabilitation as well as possible long-term sequelae. There were only slight differences in knowledge between team physicians and not-medically trained personnel. This survey also revealed a broad support for educational measures about concussion and the possibility for rule changes to further protect the players. Conclusion: There appears to be an acceptable basic knowledge about concussion and its symptoms and no major underestimation of the problems. All participants were in favour of the provision of further information as well as the implementation of preventative measures.
    Sportverletzung · Sportschaden 12/2013; 27(4):201-6. DOI:10.1055/s-0033-1356109