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ACE Report #11667
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Improvement in the incidence of groin problems with adductor strength programme in male footballers


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The Adductor Strengthening Programme prevents groin problems among male football players: a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Br J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;53(3):150-157.

Contributing Authors: R Bahr TE Andersen K Thorborg P Holmich J Haroy B Clarsen EG Wiger MG Oyen A Serner

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Synopsis

652 male footballers from 2nd or 3rd tier Norwegian teams were randomized to receive or not receive the Copenhagen adductor strengthening program in addition to regular pre-season and regular season training. The primary outcome of interest was the prevalence of groin injury. The secondary outcome of interest was the prevalence of substantial groin injury. Intervention was performed during pre-sea...

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