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Top 5 Fridays! 5 Predictors of Return to Sport Following Bone Stress Injuries

If you treat runners, you need to know their risks for Bone Stress Injury, how prevalent it is, and also predictors of return to sport. 

Here are 5 Predictors of Return to Sport for BSI

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[RETURN TO SPORT TIMELINES FOLLOWING BONE STRESS INJURIES] 🦴 _ πŸ‘‰πŸ»What determines how long it will take an athlete to return to sport following a bone stress injury? πŸ€” _ πŸ‘‰πŸ»In a study 212 college track and field + cross country athletes were followed prospectively through their competitive seasons after having bone density scans, answering questionnaires on nutritional behaviours & menstrual patterns & prior injuries + other tests πŸ‘€ _ πŸ‘‰πŸ»34 (12 male, 22 female) of the 211 athletes sustained 61 bone stress injuries across the 5 years study period 🦴 _ ☝🏻The above 1-5 were associated with delayed recovery from bone stress injury and MRI bone stress injury grading ⌛️ _ ‼️TAKE HOME: The authors concluded that when a bone stress injury is diagnosed or suspected, MRI imaging, measuring bone mineral density (BMD), identifying the site of injury (cortical or trabecular), and obtaining a cereal history of nutritional and menstrual status should be utilised. The results also provide evidence that optimising bone mass may not only reduce the risk of sustaining a bone stress injury, but also contribute to reduced recovery time πŸ”Ž _ *Ref: Nattiv et al. (2013) Correlation of MRI grading of bone stress injures with clinical risk factors and return to play: a 5-year prospective study in collegiate track and field athletes (Am J Sports Med) . . . . . . #sportscience #training #fitness #physio #sportsphysio #marathontraining #training #bonestress #rehabilitation
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