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Res Sports Med. 2017 Jul-Sep;25(3):253-265. doi: 10.1080/15438627.2017.1314292. Epub 2017 Apr 10.

The impact of patellar tendinopathy on sports and work performance in active athletes.

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1
a Center for Sports Medicine , University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.
2
b Department of Health Sciences, Community and Occupational Medicine , University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen , Groningen , The Netherlands.

Abstract

Greater insight into sports and work performance of athletes with patellar tendinopathy (PT) will help establish the severity of this common overuse injury. Primary aim of this study is to investigate the impact of PT on sports and work performance. Seventy seven active athletes with PT (50 males; age 28.1 ± 8.2 years; Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment Patella 56.4 ± 12.3) participated in this survey. Sports performance, work ability and work productivity were assessed using the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center overuse injury questionnaire, the single-item Work Ability Index and the Quantity and Quality questionnaire, respectively. Reduced sports performance was reported by 55% of the participants; 16% reported reduced work ability and 36% decreased work productivity, with 23% and 58%, respectively, for physically demanding work. This study shows that the impact of PT on sports and work performance is substantial and stresses the importance of developing preventive measures.

KEYWORDS:

Jumper’s knee; athletic injury; injury severity score; prevention

PMID:
28391723
DOI:
10.1080/15438627.2017.1314292
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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