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Groin Injuries in Finnish Contact Sports (Finngroin)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02560480
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 25, 2015
Last Update Posted : August 30, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Orton Orthopaedic Hospital
Mikkeli Central Hospital
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Kuopio University Hospital

Brief Summary:
The prevalence of acute and chronic groin injuries in athletes is between 5 and 10 %. This observational case-control study follows three contact sport teams (soccer, ice-hockey and bandy) for two years to find out the prevalence and reasons for groin pain. Clinical examination, pain scores and pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are performed. Hip and groin questionnaire (HAGOS) is used to determine severity of groin injuries.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Groin Injury Device: magnetic resonance imaging

Detailed Description:
The prevalence of chronic groin pain in athletes and physically active adults is between 5 and 10 %. Common causes include adductor tendonitis, musculus rectus abdominis tendopathy, osteitis pubis (edema on MRI scans at pubic symphysis) or disruption of the posterior wall of inguinal canal or iliopsoas muscle. This observational case-control study follows three contact sports team (male soccer, ice-hockey and bandy) for two years to find out prevalence of acute and chronic groin pain. Adult (>18 years old) male athletes with acute or chronic groin pain during the study pediod are included. Outcome measures are clinical examination, pain scores, exact diagnosis and repeated pelvic MRI (two times) are performed in each patients and three control atheletes in each team. Hip and groin questionnaire (HAGOS) is used to determine the severity of groin injuries. The end-points of study are prevalence of groin injuries and exact diagnosis.

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Groin Injuries in Finnish Contact Sports: Prospective 2-year Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Study Start Date : August 2015
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2019

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Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
groin injury (group A)
magnetic resonance imaging performed in all athletes with acute or subacute groin injury
Device: magnetic resonance imaging
to diagonose groin injury exactly in magnetic resonance imaging

control (group B)
magnetic resonance imaging performed in selected asymptomatic control athletes
Device: magnetic resonance imaging
to diagonose groin injury exactly in magnetic resonance imaging




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. prevalence of acute groin injury [ Time Frame: 2 years ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
three contact sport teams (male ice-hockey, soccer, bandy)
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • acute (1-30 days) groin injury
  • subacute or chronic groin injury (lasting >30 days)
  • pain in the groin or hip area

Exclusion Criteria:

  • inguinal hernia
  • postoperative pain
  • metallic plates or screws in the pelvis (MRI impossible)

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Contacts
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Contact: Hannu EK Paajanen, MD 405263101 ext +358 hannu.paajanen@kuh.fi

Locations
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Finland
Kuopio University Hospital Recruiting
Kuopio, Finland, 70600
Contact: Hannu EK Paajanen, MD, PhD    +358-40-3589905    hannu.paajanen@kuh.fi   
Principal Investigator: Hannu EK Paajanen, MD, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
Orton Orthopaedic Hospital
Mikkeli Central Hospital
Rigshospitalet, Denmark
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hannu EK Paajanen, MD Department of Surgery, Kuopio Iniversity Hospital, Finland
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Kuopio University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02560480    
Other Study ID Numbers: 241/2015
First Posted: September 25, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 30, 2019
Last Verified: August 2019
Keywords provided by Kuopio University Hospital:
groin pain, groin injury, magnetic resonance imaging
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Wounds and Injuries