Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Clin Sports Med. 1998 Oct;17(4):819-31, viii.

Are there long-term sequelae from soccer?

Author information

1
Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.

Abstract

A long-term soccer career seems to increase the risk for early development of osteoarthritis in the lower extremity. Soccer constitutes a risk for osteoarthritis in two different ways. First, by the increased risk for knee injuries in soccer, such as meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament injuries; and second, by the high loading on hip and knee joints that occurs in soccer. The risk for these undesirable effects of soccer are higher in top-level players.

PMID:
9922905
DOI:
10.1016/s0278-5919(05)70122-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center