Quadriceps strength and injury mechanism impact return to play following ACLR

Quadriceps strength and injury mechanism impact return to play following ACLR

This edition of the FastFact profiles research from two of our 49 FMCE’s. It looks at the influence of injury mechanism and quadriceps strength on a player’s confidence about returning to play after an ACL reconstruction.1 The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of quadriceps strength symmetry on a player’s psychological readiness [...]
Can anything be done to influence the risk of future contralateral knee injury among those who have sustained an ACL injury ?

Can anything be done to influence the risk of future contralateral knee injury among those who have sustained an ACL injury ?

The risk of sustaining a further knee injury is high for players who have sustained an injury to their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Various registry studies have shown a lifetime risk of up to 30%. This edition of the FastFact highlights a systematic review and meta-analysis that has investigated risk factors for future ACL injury [...]
Elite female players have a good understanding of injury prevention strategies but may lack medical support

Elite female players have a good understanding of injury prevention strategies but may lack medical support

This FastFact highlights data collected at the FIFA Women’s World Cup held in France in 2019. The study features work from clinicians at two FMCE’s as well as staff from the FIFA Medical Office. The study’s primary aims were to evaluate the knowledge, beliefs and practices of elite female footballers towards injury prevention.1 The study [...]
What impact does an Achilles tendon rupture have on a professional player’s career?

What impact does an Achilles tendon rupture have on a professional player’s career?

This edition of the FastFact highlights a systematic review evaluating the impact of Achilles tendon (AT) ruptures on professional athletes1 The study aims to determine the rate of return to play (RTP), evaluate the impact of the injury on performance and to evaluate career outcomes following this type of injury. The authors of this systematic [...]
Menstrual cycle symptoms have an impact on ability to train and compete

Menstrual cycle symptoms have an impact on ability to train and compete

Surprisingly here is very little data relating to the impact of the menstrual cycle on exercise performance. This week’s FastFact profiles a study, published in the BJSM, that has investigated both the types of symptoms experiences by exercising woman and the impact they have on their sporting participation.1 This survey based study involved a total [...]