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Landing Biomechanics Following Fatigue in Athletes With and Without a History of Patellar Tendinopathy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04339569
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 9, 2020
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2021
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Ghent

Brief Summary:
In this case-control study, two- and three-dimensional landing biomechanics, by means of lower limb joint angles and moments (opto-electronic system with synchronised force plate), will be compared between 30 male volleyball/basketball players with a history of patellar tendinopathy and 30 healthy controls.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Patellar Tendinitis Fatigue Diagnostic Test: Biomechanical analysis Other: Fatigue protocol

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 24 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Full-body Landing Biomechanics Following Fatigue in Male Jumping Athletes With and Without a History of Patellar Tendinopathy: a Case Control Study
Actual Study Start Date : October 25, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : February 26, 2020
Actual Study Completion Date : March 26, 2021

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fatigue Tendinitis

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
History of patellar tendinopathy Diagnostic Test: Biomechanical analysis
3D analysis of landing manoeuvres.

Other: Fatigue protocol
A circuit of different tasks (e.g. jumping, sprinting forward and backward, side-stepping exercise) was performed to induce fatigue.

Healthy controls Diagnostic Test: Biomechanical analysis
3D analysis of landing manoeuvres.

Other: Fatigue protocol
A circuit of different tasks (e.g. jumping, sprinting forward and backward, side-stepping exercise) was performed to induce fatigue.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in landing biomechanics (kinematics and kinetics) [ Time Frame: Immediately after fatiguing exercises ]
    Trunk and lower extremity joint angles and moments will be extracted with an opto-electronic system and synchronised force plate



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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years to 65 Years   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Players from sports with repetitive jump-landing manoeuvres.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • volleyball or basketball players
  • male
  • history of patellar tendinopathy

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of surgery of the lower extremities
  • history of fractures of the lower extremities

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Locations
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Belgium
Vakgroep Revalidatiewetenschappen
Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium, 9000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Ghent
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Responsible Party: University Ghent
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04339569    
Other Study ID Numbers: B670201941506
First Posted: April 9, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2021
Last Verified: October 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by University Ghent:
Biomechanics
Landing
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tendinopathy
Fatigue
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Tendon Injuries
Wounds and Injuries