Journal article

Movement Patterns and Muscular Function Before and After Onset of Sports-Related Groin Pain: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis

Paulina Kloskowska, Dylan Morrissey, Claire Small, Peter Malliaras, Christian Barton



BACKGROUND: Sports-related groin pain (SRGP) is a common entity in rotational sports such as football, rugby and hockey, accounting for 12-18 % of injuries each year, with high recurrence rates and often prolonged time away from sport. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review synthesises movement and muscle function findings to better understand deficits and guide rehabilitation. STUDY SELECTION: Prospective and retrospective cross-sectional studies investigating muscle strength, flexibility, cross-sectional area, electromyographic activation onset and magnitude in patients with SRGP were included. SEARCH METHODS: Four databases (MEDLINE, Web of Knowledge, EBSCOhost and EMBASE) were searched in Jun..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Dylan Morrissey is part funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)/Health Education England Senior Clinical Lecturer scheme. This report presents independent research part funded by the NIHR. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the National Health Service, the NIHR or the Department of Health.