Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

ECCENTRIC HAMSTRING STRENGTH IS ASSOCIATED WITH AGE AND DURATION OF PREVIOUS SEASON HAMSTRING INJURY IN MALE SOCCER PLAYERS

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Vis graf over relationer

Background: Eccentric hamstring strength seems important in reducing the odds of future hamstring injuries. While age and previous injury are well-known risk factors for future hamstring injuries, the association of age and previous hamstring injury with eccentric hamstring strength in the following season is unknown.

Purpose: To investigate the association of age and previous hamstring injury with preseason eccentric hamstring strength in soccer players, and to investigate the association between previous hamstring injury duration and preseason eccentric hamstring strength.

Study design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study.

Methods: A convenience sample of 284 male amateur soccer players (age 18-38 years) was included in the analyses. Self-reported information about previous season hamstring injury and its duration (three weeks or less; more than three weeks) was collected. Preseason eccentric hamstring strength was obtained during the Nordic hamstring exercise using a field-based device.

Results: Age had a negative association with preseason eccentric hamstring strength with 0.9% reduction per year. Players with a previous hamstring injury duration of more than three weeks (n=27) had 13% lower preseason eccentric hamstring strength compared to players without previous hamstring injury.

Conclusion: Older players have lower preseason eccentric hamstring strength than younger players. Players with a previous hamstring injury duration of more than three weeks have lower preseason eccentric hamstring strength than the rest of the players. These results highlight the need to monitor and address the identified weaknesses in eccentric hamstring strength in amateur soccer players, with specific emphasis on older players with a previous hamstring injury of longer duration.

Level of evidence: 2b.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational journal of sports physical therapy
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer2
Sider (fra-til)246-253
Antal sider8
ISSN2159-2896
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2020

Bibliografisk note

© 2020 by the Sports Physical Therapy Section.

ID: 59657405