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Patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes: influence of impact profile, weight, height, age and gender

Longo, Giuseppe U and Rittweger, Joern and Garau, Girogio and Radonic, Biljana and Gutwasser, Constanze and Gilliver, Sally F and Kusy, Krzysztof and Zielinski, Jacek and Felsenberg, Dieter and Maffulli, Nicola (2011) Patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes: influence of impact profile, weight, height, age and gender. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 19, pp. 508-512.

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Abstract

Purpose Patellar tendinopathy causes significant morbidity in professional and recreational athletes. Despite the relevance of the problem, its causative factors remain poorly understood. The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to evaluate the influence of age, gender, weight, height and impact profile on developing patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes. Methods During the European Veterans Athletics Championships in Poznan´ in July 2006, 174 athletes (103 men and 71 women; mean age: 53.8 (SD 11.4) years, range 35–82 years) were evaluated with the VISA-P questionnaire. A fully trained orthopaedic surgeon made a diagnosis of patellar tendinopathy according to clinical criteria. Results There was no effect of gender upon the presence of patellar tendinopathy (n.s.). No significant track and field specialty effect upon the frequency of patellar tendinopathy was found on the VISA-P questionnaire scores. There was no effect of track and field specialty on the VISA-P score. No evidence of a statistically significant association was found between age and VISA-P score (n.s.). There was no statistically significant difference in either prevalence of patellar tendinopathy or VISA-P score between high-impact and low-impact athletes (n.s.). Conclusion In master track and field athletes, impact profile, weight, height, age and gender did not exert any influence on developing patellar tendinopathy.

Document Type:Article
Title:Patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes: influence of impact profile, weight, height, age and gender
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Longo, Giuseppe UCampus Bio-Medico University
Rittweger, Joernjoern.rittweger@dlr.de
Garau, GirogioUniversity of Cagliari
Radonic, BiljanaCharité - University Medicine Berlin
Gutwasser, ConstanzeCharité - University Medicine Berlin
Gilliver, Sally FManchester Metropolitan University
Kusy, KrzysztofUniversity School of Physical Education in Poznań
Zielinski, JacekUniversity School of Physical Education, Poznan
Felsenberg, DieterCharité Campus Benjamin Franklin
Maffulli, NicolaQueen Mary University of London
Date:2011
Journal or Publication Title:Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:19
Page Range:pp. 508-512
Status:Published
Keywords:Patellar tendon Tendinopathy Athletes Aetiology Sports Injuries
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen (old)
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Integrative Studien (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Space Physiology
Deposited By: Jörn Rittweger
Deposited On:27 Jun 2011 09:32
Last Modified:26 Mar 2013 13:27

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