Knee muscle and tendon stiffness in professional soccer players: a shear-wave elastography study


Tas S., ÖZKAN Ö. , KARAÇOBAN L. , DÖNMEZ G. , ÇETİN A. , KORKUSUZ F.

JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS, cilt.60, sa.2, ss.276-281, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.23736/s0022-4707.19.09938-9
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.276-281

Özet

BACKGROUND: It is well known that several risk factors such as fatigue, previous injury, muscle strength deficit or imbalance are related to a higher incidence of knee injuries in professional soccer players. Knee muscle and tendon stiffness may be another factor that is related to knee injuries in professional soccer players. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the differences between professional soccer players and healthy sedentary males in terms of the stiffness of patellar tendon (PT), quadriceps tendon (QT), and rectus femoris muscle (RF) and vastus medialis muscle (VM).