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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.