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Acute Hamstring Strains in Danish Elite Soccer - Diagnosis and Biomechanical Tests

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2007 by Amager Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : November 12, 2007
Last Update Posted : November 12, 2007
Information provided by:
Amager Hospital

Brief Summary:

A common soft tissue injury in sports involving sprinting and jumping is the hamstring strain. In addition to the frequency of injury, hamstring injuries are also the most recurrent soft tissue injury occurring in sport. There is a need for further research concerning diagnosis and different prognostic parameters for the rehabilitating process.

The aims for this study are:

A longitudinal comparison of sonographic and MRI assessments of acute and healing hamstring injuries.

A study investigating different biomechanical parameters in the process of determining whether a former hamstring injured soccer player is fully rehabilitated. We hypothesize that it is possible to use electromyography, muscle strength measurements and different tests on a force platform to help determine this issue.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Acute Hamstring Strains in Danish Elite Soccer - Diagnosis and Biomechanical Tests
Study Start Date : January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2009

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Male soccer players playing in one of the top 4 divisions in Denmark in the 2007/08 season.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Acute hamstring strain caused during soccer activities (match or training)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • A hamstring strain at the time for inclusion

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00556517

Sponsors and Collaborators
Amager Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Jesper Petersen, MD Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amager University Hospital, Denmark

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00556517     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-A-2007-0063
First Posted: November 12, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 12, 2007
Last Verified: September 2007
Keywords provided by Amager Hospital:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries