The aim of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center is to prevent injuries and other health problems in sports through research on risk factors, injury mechanisms, and prevention methods, with a particular focus on football, team handball, and alpine skiing/snowboarding.

New prospective study with daily MRIs throughout the first week after acute hamstring injury

A new study showed that MRI appearance does not change throughout the first week after an acute hamstring injury. The study was performed at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar, led by PhD-student at the OSTRC, Arnlaug Wangensteen.

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Arnhild Bakken- periodic health evaluation (screening) of professional football players

Arnhild is a PhD student (research fellow) at Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. The aim of her PhD project is to investigate the benefits of periodic health evaluation (PHE) of professional male football players with a focus on musculoskeletal screening.

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Functional movement screening of athletes - the 9+ battery little is stable to detect changes over time

A recently published study of 220 male professional football players in Qatar revealed that there is substantial variability in a widely used screening test, the Nine-plus screening battery (9+) test between two consecutive seasons, irrespective of injury and severity.

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No negative effects reported on cartilage lesions 5–9 years after ACL reconstruction

The results from a recently published study on the mid- to long-term outcome after ACL-reconstruction questions the understanding that patients with a concomitant cartilage lesion do not recover to the same extent as patients with an isolated ACL-tear.

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