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A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Piedmontese-Ligurian-Lombard Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2010 August;61(4):251-6


Osgood-Schlatter syndrome and pelvic tilt: longitudinal screening on adolescent male soccer players

Pomara F. 1, Bianco A. 2, Romano G. 4, Petrucci M. 5, Grosso F. 3, De Vita A. 3, Adamo V. 3, Palma A. 2

1 Medeor Poliambulatorio, Palermo, Italy
2 Faculty of Motor Science, University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
3 Sports Medicine Federation, Section of Trapani, Trapani, Italy
4 Cuccio B. srl Physiotherapy Science, Palermo, Italy
5 C.U.S. Palermo Research and Studios, Palermo, Italy

Aim and Methods. We realized a longitudinal screening on 258 adolescent male subjects practising agonistic soccer; during sport season, 10.47% of group (N=27) showed a tibial anterior apophysite (Osgood-Schlatter syndrome).
Results. By statistical analysis we showed that 77.77% of diseases was related to presence of adolescent pelvic tilt; there more we showed that 83.33% of athletes with right Osgood- Schlatter syndrome presented a left pelvic tilt, 66.67% of athletes with left Osgood Schlatter syndrome showed a right pelvic tilt.
Conclusion. The study shows that pelvic tilt can represent a risk factor to controlateral Osgood- Schlatter syndrome inducing a functional overload.

language: Italian


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