Knowledge of Predicting Increased Risk for an Overuse Injury in Runners

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2015 by Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2015
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Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark

November 4, 2013
November 8, 2013
May 29, 2015
March 2014
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Injury defined as inappropriate musculoskeletal make-up in the lower extremities [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Same as current
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  • Number of kilometres spent on running each week [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
  • Bone contact forces on the distal tibia during the stance phase of running [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Same as current
Running pace, previous injuries and pain-relieving medication [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Same as current
Knowledge of Predicting Increased Risk for an Overuse Injury in Runners
Knowledge of Predicting Increased Risk for an Overuse Injury in Runners Related to the Mutual Length of Femur and Tibia and the Running Style
The purpose of this study is to examine the skeleton of the legs and the running style in order to predict a possible overuse injury.

The running style and the training composition and the body composition are thought to have major effect on the development of overuse injuries.

To define a prevention strategy, one must have the knowledge about risk factors and causation. The training composition is very relevant clinically but the underlying factors have not been studied yet. For the present there is no scientifical evidence of a possible relation between the body composition such as the mutual length and width of femur and tibia and the development of overuse injuries.

Thus, the aim of this study is to achieve evidence-based knowledge of these factors in order to advice runners about the precautions and to avoid that people get a sedentary lifestyle.

Observational [Patient Registry]
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
1 Year
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Non-Probability Sample
100 male runners from athletic associations in Northern Jutland.
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Make-up in the Lower Extremities
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100 runners
Male runners between 18-60 years.
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Unknown status
Same as current
June 2015
June 2015   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men between 18 and 60 years
  • Access to an e-mail
  • Two years running experience as a minimum
  • Exercises three times weekly as a minimum, on annual average or until any excessive load on the body occurs
  • Experience with running machines
  • A written signed statement of consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Lack of a written signed statement of consent
  • Unwillingness to keep a journal during the running exercises
  • Unwillingness to register data during the follow-up period
  • Injury in the lower extremities within 3 months before baseline
  • The runner uses insoles or he has been through a surgical procedure in the lower extremities
  • A mental disability for example dementia or challenging behaviour
  • The runner plays heavy sport, cf. American College of Sports Medicine
  • Unability to read or understand Danish
  • Unability to cooperate
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
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Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
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Principal Investigator: Rene B. Korsgaard, M.Sc. Aalborg University
Study Director: Sten Rasmussen, M.D. Orthopaedic Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Study Chair: Michael Voigt, Prof., PhD Center for Motor-Sensory Interaction, Aalborg University
Study Chair: Uwe Kersting, Aalborg University
Study Chair: Rasmus O. Nielsen, M.Sc. University of Aarhus
Study Chair: Uffe Læssoe, Ass. prof. University College, Northern Jutland, Denmark
Northern Orthopaedic Division, Denmark
May 2015