Return to Play Following Cartilage Injuries

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TitleReturn to Play Following Cartilage Injuries
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsAndrade R., Pereira R., Bastos R., Pereira H., Dr. Oliveira J. M., Reis R. L., and Espregueira-Mendes J.
EditorsMusahl V.
Abstract Text

Football (soccer) is the most played sport worldwide, practiced by more than 300 million people [1]. It is a high-impact contact sport, and with the increasing competitive level, it often results in sports-related damage of the knee structures, including articular cartilage injuries [2–4]. These articular cartilage injuries can also be caused by forceful and repetitive mechanical stresses on the knee joint during the football practice [5–8].
When the cartilage damage reaches the subchondral bone, it often results in knee complaints [9],
including pain, swelling, catching, and locking [3, 10, 11]. Nonetheless, articular cartilage injuries
may be present in asymptomatic athletes which, if not treated properly, may lead to an early onset of knee osteoarthritis [12–14].

Book TitleReturn to Play in Football
PublisherSpringer, Berlin, Heidelberg
ISBN 978-3-662-55713-6
Keywordscartilage, football, lesions
Peer reviewedno

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