Professional football can be considered a healthy sport?

Professional football can be considered a healthy sport?

Author Arliani, Gustavo Goncalves Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Astur, Diego Costa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Yamada, Ricardo Kim Fukunishi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Yamada, Andre Fukunishi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Fernandes, Artur da Rocha Correa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ejnisman, Benno Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pochini, Alberto de Castro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Cohen, Moises Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract This study aimed to compare the results of knee MRIs of former football players with no previous knee surgeries with non-regular practitioners of impact sports, matched by age and sex, and combine these results with other variables such as current quality of life and pain in the knees. The study participants were 16 male former professional football players and 21 male volunteers from different non-sports professional areas. All participants underwent bilateral magnetic resonances. Specific knee evaluations with regard to osteoarthritis and quality of life were performed in both groups by applying the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) subjective questionnaires and SF-36, respectively. The between-group comparison revealed significant differences on: pain, symptoms, and quality of life related to the knee in KOOS subscales

physical aspects and vitality subscale of SF-36

and former soccer players had worst magnetic resonances scores than controls. Results of this study indicate probable specific adverse effects associated with participating in professional football. Cross-sectional study, Level III.
Keywords Osteoarthritis
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Language English
Date 2016
Published in Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. New York, v. 24, n. 12, p. 3907-3911, 2016.
ISSN 0942-2056 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 3907-3911
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000389607500029

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