Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2018) 28:477–483 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00590-017-2066-x ORIGINAL ARTICLE • HIP - GENERAL ORTHOPAEDICS Does decrease in hip range of motion interfere in frontal plane leg alignment in teenage soccer players? 1 1 1 Kelly Scaramussa · Jacqueline Vieira de Castro · João Luiz Ellera Gomes Received: 29 August 2017 / Accepted: 4 October 2017 / Published online: 27 October 2017 © Springer-Verlag France SAS 2017 Abstract Varus leg alignment was prevalent at all ages in the ath- Introduction This study determines cross-sectional lete group (71.0%, P = 0.153). In the non-athlete group, changes in transverse plane hip range of motion (ROM) the occurrence of varus leg alignment was higher in older in teenager soccer athletes and non-athletes and correlates participants (P = 0.001). Lower mean IR was correlated these measures with changes in frontal plane leg alignment with more severe varus leg alignment in the athlete group (varus–valgus alignment). (rs = 0.19; P = 0.009). Evidence acquisition This was a comparative cross-sec- Conclusions We found a lower hip ROM, particularly in tional study with non-random convenience sampling. IR, in teenager soccer players according to the enhancement Evidence synthesis Participants were recruited from a age group from the sample. But varus alignment of the leg major professional soccer club and two local state-run was also prevalent
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 27, 2017
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