Use of ultrasound to monitor biceps femoris mechanical adaptations after injury in a professional soccer player

 
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Use of ultrasound to monitor biceps femoris mechanical adaptations after injury in a professional soccer player

Kellis, Eleftherios
Χρυσάνθου, Χρύσανθος
Galanis, Nikiforos
Kofotolis, Nikolaos

This study examined the use of ultrasound to monitor changes in the long head of the biceps femoris (BF) architecture of aprofes-sional soccer player with acute first-time hamstring strain. The player followed a 14 session physiotherapy treatment until return to sport. The pennation angle and aponeurosis strain of the long head of the biceps femoris (BF) were monitored at 6 occasions (up until 1 year) after injury. The size of the scar / hematoma was reduced by 63.56% (length) and 67.9% (width) after the intervention and it was almost non-traceable one year after injury. The pennation angle of the fascicles underneath the scar showed a decline of 51.4% at the end of the intervention while an increase of 109.2% of the fascicles which were closer to deep aponeurosis was observed. In contrast, pennation angle of fascicles located away from the injury site were relatively unaffected. The treatment intervention resulted in a 57.9% to 77.3% decline of maximum strain per unit of MVC moment and remained similar one year after the intervention. This study provided an example of the potential use of ultrasound-based parameters to link the mechanical adaptations of the injured muscle to specific therapeutic intervention. © Journal of Sports Science and Medicine.

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Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (EL)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (EN)

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2016
2016-09-28T19:45:41Z


Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού, Τμήμα Επιστήμης Φυσικής Αγωγής και Αθλητισμού (Σέρρες)
Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης, Σχολή Επιστημών Υγείας, Τμήμα Ιατρικής

Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, vol.15 no.1 [2016] p.75-79
urn:ISSN:1303-2968

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