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Underweight female runners more likely to get stress fractures

Source: Science Daily

Female runners who are underweight have a higher risk for injury and take longer to heal, according to a new study. A researcher studied dozens of Division I athletes over three years and found that those with a body mass index of 19 or below were likely to develop stress fractures because their bodies are unable to handle the constant pounding of running.

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Lower complication rate seen with endoscopic vs open excision of os trigonum

Source: Healio

Although results from this study demonstrated both open and endoscopic excision of the os trigonum for athletes with posterior ankle impingement led to good function and pain outcomes, endoscopic treatment had a lower complication rate and a shorter time to return to full activities.

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Reduced hip extension muscle strength led to greater risk of lateral ankle sprain in soccer players

Source: Healio

Recently published results showed male youth soccer players with reduced hip extension muscle strength were at a greater risk for lateral ankle sprains.

Researchers collected anthropometric characteristics of 133 male youth soccer players and assessed hip muscle strength using a handheld dynamometer. During three consecutive seasons, the team medical staff recorded players’ injuries.

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