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

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified September 2007 by Amager Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
Information provided by:
Amager Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: September 2007
History: No changes posted

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.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Acute Hamstring Strains in Danish Elite Soccer - Diagnosis and Biomechanical Tests

Further study details as provided by Amager Hospital:

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: January 2008
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2009

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT00556517

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

Publications: Identifier: NCT00556517     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-A-2007-0063
Study First Received: November 9, 2007
Last Updated: November 9, 2007

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Sprains and Strains
Wounds and Injuries processed this record on May 25, 2017