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Is range of motion of the hip and ankle joint related to running injuries? A case control study.
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PMID:  1487346     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study concerns a case-control study on the relation between range of motion (ROM) of the hip and ankle joints and running injuries. Sixteen male runners who had sustained a medically treated running injury during the year prior to the ROM measurements were matched for weekly running distance and age with sixteen male runners who had not sustained such an injury. All subjects were fit at the time of measurement. ROM was measured by standardized goniometry after a warm-up on a cycle-ergometer. Within non-injured subjects all goniometric measurements showed no significant (p > 0.05) differences between the left and right side of the body. Within injured subjects all goniometric measurements showed no significant (p > 0.05) differences between the injured and non-injured side of the body. Runners who had sustained a running injury showed a significant (p > 0.001) more restricted ROM of the hip joints (average ROM value 59.4 degrees +/- 8.0 degrees) in comparison to runners who had no been injured during the same period (average value ROM 68.1 degrees +/- 5.2 degrees). No such differences (p > 0.05) were found with regard to ankle ROM (average ROM value injured 12.8 degrees +/- 3.4 degrees and average ROM value non injured 14.0 degrees +/- 2.7 degrees). These findings suggest that ROM can be characterized as a more or less stable anthropometric trait.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
W van Mechelen; H Hlobil; W P Zijlstra; M de Ridder; H C Kemper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sports medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0172-4622     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sports Med     Publication Date:  1992 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-19     Completed Date:  1993-02-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008349     Medline TA:  Int J Sports Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  605-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Science, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / physiology*
Athletic Injuries / epidemiology
Case-Control Studies
Hip Joint / physiology*
Muscles / physiology
Range of Motion, Articular*
Running / injuries*

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