Neuromuscular Risk Factors for Knee and Ankle Ligament 3 Injuries in Male Youth Soccer Players

Read, Paul, Oliver, Jon L, De Ste Croix, Mark B ORCID: 0000-0001-9911-4355, Myer, Gregory D and Lloyd, Rhodri S (2016) Neuromuscular Risk Factors for Knee and Ankle Ligament 3 Injuries in Male Youth Soccer Players. Sports Medicine, 46 (8). pp. 1059-1066. doi:10.1007/s40279-016-0479-z

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Injuries reported in male youth soccer players most commonly occur in the lower extremities, and include a high proportion of ligament sprains at the ankle and knee with a lower proportion of overuse injuries. There is currently a paucity of available literature that examines age-and sex-specific injury risk factors for such injuries within youth soccer players. Epidemiological data have reported movements that lead to non-contact ligament injury include running, twisting and turning, over-reaching and landing. Altered neuromuscular control during these actions has been suggested as a key mechanism in females and adult populations; however, data available in male soccer players is sparse. The focus of this article is to review the available literature and elucidate prevalent risk factors pertaining to male youth soccer players which may contribute to their relative risk of injury.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Youth Soccer Player, Neuromuscular Risk Factor, Ankle Ligament Injury, Star Excursion Balance Test, Medial Collateral Ligament, Male Youth, Peak Height Velocity, Functional Ankle Instability, Knee Valgus,Injury Prevention Programme, Anterior Talofibular Ligament, Lowe Limb Injury, Female Athlete
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV557 Sports > GV861 Ball games: Baseball, football, golf, etc.
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Anne Pengelly
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 15:02
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:09

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