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A review of risk factors for hamstring injury in soccer: a biomechanical approach
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Physical education and sport
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Abstract
The aim has been to review the literature about the risk factors of hamstring injury in soccer from a biomechanical point of view. METHODOLOGY. Data bases of bibliography references were Medline, Scopus and SportDiscuss. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION. Many prospective studies have shown that the previous injury is the greatest risk factor of sustaining the injury. However the primary causes of the injury are unclear in soccer. A lack of hamstring flexibility has been one of the main injury risk factors with controversies on the results. Imbalance of isokinetic force is a risk factor but electrical coactivation of all muscles participating during knee flexion and extension are unknown in football. While the importance of lumbopelvic-hamstrings muscles synchronization during running seems to be crucial for understanding the risk of injury, no research has been developed in this topic in football. CONCLUSIONS. More research using new data recording procedures as Dynamic Scanners, Surface EMG, Inverse Dynamic Analysis are needed. The analysis of more specific movements as running, kicking or jumping is clearly required. Managers, coaches, physical trainers, physiotherapists, sport physicians and researchers should work together in order to improve the injury prevention and rehabilitation programs of football players. Key Words: sports biomechanics, soccer, hamstring injury, risk factors
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JCR
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Title
Motricidad
ISBN
0214-0071
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
34
Journal number
From page
52
To page
74
Month
DICIEMBRE
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Participants
  • Autor: Enrique Navarro Cabello (UPM)
  • Autor: David Chorro (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Gonzalo Torres (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Carlos García (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid)
  • Autor: Archit Navandar (UPM)
  • Autor: Santiago Veiga Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Análisis Biomecánico
  • Departamento: Salud y Rendimiento Humano
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