Calf muscle strain injuries in elite Australian Football players: A descriptive epidemiological evaluation.
Brady Green, Monica Lin, Anthony G Schache, Jodie A McClelland, Adam I Semciw, Andrew Rotstein, Jill Cook, Tania Pizzari
Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports | Wiley | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Calf muscle strain injuries (CMSI) show consistent rates of prevalence and re-injury in elite Australian Football players. An epidemiological evaluation is warranted to better understand the clinical presentation and recovery of CMSI. PURPOSE: First, to describe the epidemiology of CMSI in elite Australian Football players. Second, to determine if recovery following injury is different according to: (a) injury type (index vs re-injury); (b) muscle injured (soleus vs gastrocnemius); and (c) mechanism of injury (running-related activity vs non running-related activity). STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive epidemiological. METHODS: Data retrieved from the Soft Tissue injury Registry of the Au..View full abstract