The aim of the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center is to prevent injuries and other health problems in sports through research on risk factors, injury mechanisms, and prevention methods, with a particular focus on football, team handball, and alpine skiing/snowboarding.

Double-bundle vs single-bundle ACL reconstruction - new RCT

A new large-scale RCT with more than 100 included subjects is ready for analyses. The primary outcome is the difference between the 2 treatments as mean change of the KOOS QoL subscore from baseline to the 2-years follow-up.

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New prospective study with daily MRIs throughout the first week after acute hamstring injury

A new study showed that MRI appearance does not change throughout the first week after an acute hamstring injury. The study was performed at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital in Doha, Qatar, led by PhD-student at the OSTRC, Arnlaug Wangensteen.

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Arnhild Bakken- periodic health evaluation (screening) of professional football players

Arnhild is a PhD student (research fellow) at Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center. The aim of her PhD project is to investigate the benefits of periodic health evaluation (PHE) of professional male football players with a focus on musculoskeletal screening.

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Functional movement screening of athletes - the 9+ battery little is stable to detect changes over time

A recently published study of 220 male professional football players in Qatar revealed that there is substantial variability in a widely used screening test, the Nine-plus screening battery (9+) test between two consecutive seasons, irrespective of injury and severity.

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