Stress fracture risk factors in female football players and their clinical implications

Warden, Stuart J., Creaby, Mark W., Bryant, Adam L. and Crossley, Kay M. (2007) Stress fracture risk factors in female football players and their clinical implications. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 41 i38-i43. doi:10.1136/bjsm.2007.037804


Author Warden, Stuart J.
Creaby, Mark W.
Bryant, Adam L.
Crossley, Kay M.
Title Stress fracture risk factors in female football players and their clinical implications
Journal name British Journal of Sports Medicine   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0306-3674
1473-0480
Publication date 2007-08-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bjsm.2007.037804
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 41
Start page i38
End page i43
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Group
Language eng
Abstract A stress fracture represents the inability of the skeleton to withstand repetitive bouts of mechanical loading, which results in structural fatigue, and resultant signs and symptoms of localised pain and tenderness. Reports of stress fractures in female football players are not prevalent; however, they are probably under-reported and their importance lies in the morbidity that they cause in terms of time lost from participation. By considering risk factors for stress fractures in female football players it may be possible to reduce the impact of these troublesome injuries. Risk factors for stress fractures in female football players include intrinsic risk factors such as gender, endocrine, nutritional, physical fitness and neuromusculoskeletal factors, as well as extrinsic risk factors such as training programme, equipment and environmental factors. This paper discusses these risk factors and their implications in terms of developing prevention and management strategies for stress fractures in female football players.
Keyword Sport Sciences
Sport Sciences
SPORT SCIENCES
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
 
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