Mean femoral cartilage thickness is higher in athletes as compared with sedentary individuals


Babayeva N., DÖNMEZ G. , ÖZÇAKAR L. , Torgutalp S. S. , KARAÇOBAN L. , Gedik E., ...More

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00167-020-06146-7
  • Title of Journal : KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY
  • Keywords: Femoral cartilage, Thickness, Rectus femoris, sCOMP, Athletes, OLIGOMERIC MATRIX PROTEIN, KNEE-JOINT CARTILAGE, ULTRASONOGRAPHIC MEASUREMENT, PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY, SYNOVIAL-FLUID, WEIGHT LIFTERS, SERUM COMP, VOLUME, OSTEOARTHRITIS, AGE

Abstract

Purpose It is unclear how high-intensity physical activity (HIPA) affects the knee joint, specifically the femoral cartilage (FC). Therefore, the aims of this study were to evaluate FC thickness via ultrasound among elite athletes involved in different types of HIPA, and to determine whether there is a correlation between serum cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (sCOMP) and rectus femoris (RF) thickness.