Achilles Tendon Rupture in Professional Football Player: an Epidemiological Study in European Championship With A Mid-Term Follow-Up

SUMMARY Background. To evaluate the role of age in Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) and the impact of ATR on professional football (soccer) players. The data considered were age, body mass index (BMI), position, injury history, affected side, return to play (RTP) rate and time and percentage of played minutes per season (MPS) for the two pre-injury and two post-injury … Continued

Platelet-rich plasma in hamstring muscle injuries in professional soccer players. A pilot study

Background. This study evaluated the efficacy of a single injection of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the management of hamstring injuries (grade 2a and 2b according to the British Athletics Muscle Injury Classification) in professional soccer players. Methods. Forty professional male soccer players with an acute hamstring injury, verified by MRI, were randomly treated either conservatively … Continued