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The Incidence of Fractures Among the Adult Population of Germany – and Analysis From 2009 through 2019.

Markus Rupp, Nike Walter, Christian Pfeifer, Siegmund Lang, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Werner Krutsch, Florian Baumann, Volker Alt,

<h4>Background</h4>Detailed analyses of epidemiological data on fractures are an important resource for persons and institutions providing health care services, as they yield information on the effects of current treatment strategies and on the need for preventive measures. The epidemiology of fractures in Germany, however, is unknown. The goal of this ... Read more >>

Dtsch Arztebl Int (Deutsches Arzteblatt international)
[2021, (Forthcoming):]

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Higher risk of ACL rupture in amateur football compared to professional football: 5-year results of the 'Anterior cruciate ligament-registry in German football'.

Dominik Szymski, Leonard Achenbach, Johannes Zellner, Johannes Weber, Matthias Koch, Florian Zeman, Gunnar Huppertz, Christian Pfeifer, Volker Alt, Werner Krutsch,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are a common severe type of football injury at all levels of play. A football-specific ACL registry providing both prospective ACL injury data according to the skill level and risk factors for ACL injury is lacking in the literature.<h4>Methods</h4>This study is based on the prospective ... Read more >>

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA)
[2021, :]

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Football-related injuries are the major reason for the career end of professional male football players.

Matthias Koch, Martin Klügl, Borys Frankewycz, Siegmund Lang, Michael Worlicek, Daniel Popp, Volker Alt, Werner Krutsch,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Little is known about the consequences of injuries on professional male football players' career and retirement period. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of injuries that male professional football players endure during their career, reasons for the end of their career and the post-career phase of ... Read more >>

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA)
[2021, :]

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Head injuries in professional football (soccer): Results of video analysis verified by an accident insurance registry.

Volker Krutsch, Werner Krutsch, Jonas Härtl, Hendrik Bloch, Volker Alt, Christian Klein, Claus Reinsberger, Robin Seiffert, Lorenz Huber, Johannes Weber,

<h4>Background</h4>Video analysis is one of the most commonly applied methods for analysing football injuries.<h4>Purpose</h4>The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of video analysis for recording head injuries in professional football from official matches in the four highest men's professional football leagues in Germany.<h4>Methods</h4>In this cohort study, head ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2021, 16(8):e0255695]

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Decision-making to stop or continue playing after football injuries - a systematic video analysis of 711 injury situations in amateur football.

Krutsch Volker, Oberhauser Julia, Krutsch Werner, Loose Oliver, Weber Johannes, Kerschbaum Maximilian, Lang Siegmund, Koch Matthias, Alt Volker, Worlicek Michael,

Scientific injury registration via video analysis is lacking in amateur football. The purpose of this study was to analyse match injury situations with a focus on the decisions made by players and referees after sustaining a football trauma. In a retrospective cohort study, traumatic injuries sustained in any of the ... Read more >>

Eur J Sport Sci (European journal of sport science)
[2021, :1-7]

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No increased injury incidence in the German Bundesliga after the SARS-CoV-2 virus lockdown.

Werner Krutsch, Abed Hadji, Tobias Tröß, Dominik Szymski, Karen Aus der Fünten, Barbara Gärtner, Volker Alt, Tim Meyer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>The coronavirus lockdown in 2020 resulted in a worldwide suspension of professional sports. The first major professional football league to restart after the lockdown was the German Bundesliga. This study investigates whether the injury incidence increased after the restart of the season with only 9 days of regular preparation time and ... Read more >>

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
[2021, :]

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Increased occurrence of ACL injuries for football players in teams changing coach and for players going to a higher division.

Alexander Sandon, Werner Krutsch, Volker Alt, Magnus Forssblad,

<h4>Purpose</h4>To identify football-specific factors associated with ACL injuries that can be targeted for sport-specific injury prevention.<h4>Methods</h4>A study-specific questionnaire was developed to study the characteristics of ACL injuries in football including intrinsic, extrinsic, and injury specific factors. The questionnaire was available at the Swedish national knee ligament registry's website for the ... Read more >>

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA)
[2021, :]

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[Extended medical preparticipation screening as a useful option for injury prevention in professional sports].

Kai Fehske, Christoph Lukas, Andreas Bischoff, Werner Krutsch, Olaf Hoos, Richard Latzel,

<h4>Background</h4> Preparticipation screening is important in order to make a statement about an athlete's health. The evaluation includes both an internal medicine/cardiology and an orthopaedic section. In professional team sports, players have to undergo medical screening on an annual basis to obtain their license and be cleared for play. Screening delivers ... Read more >>

Sportverletz Sportschaden (Sportverletzung Sportschaden : Organ der Gesellschaft fur Orthopadisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin)
[2021, 35(2):88-94]

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Epidemiological analysis of injury occurrence and current prevention strategies on international amateur football level during the UEFA Regions Cup 2019.

Dominik Szymski, Volker Krutsch, Leonard Achenbach, Stephan Gerling, Christian Pfeifer, Volker Alt, Werner Krutsch, Oliver Loose,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Football is the most popular sport worldwide and results in a high frequency of injuries. So far, mainly injuries in professional football have been investigated, and the literature lacks data regarding detailed injury epidemiology and current prevention data in amateur football tournaments.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>A prospective cohort study investigated an international ... Read more >>

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
[2021, :]

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Timing return-to-competition: a prospective registration of 45 different types of severe injuries in Germany's highest football league.

Werner Krutsch, Clemens Memmel, Volker Alt, Volker Krutsch, Tobias Tröß, Karen Aus der Fünten, Tim Meyer,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Many professional football players sustain at least one severe injury over the course of their career. Because detailed epidemiological data on different severe injuries in professional football have been missing so far, this study describes the frequency and return-to-competition (RTC) periods of different types of severe football injuries.<h4>Material and methods</h4>This ... Read more >>

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
[2021, :]

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Early functional treatment or trivialization? - current treatment strategies in lateral ligament injuries of the ankle.

Daniel Popp, Johannes Weber, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Andreas Schicho, Florian Baumann, Franz Hilber, Werner Krutsch, Volker Alt, Christian Pfeifer,

<b>Introduction:</b> Ankle injuries are common in daily orthopaedic trauma practice, with a high incidence of lateral ligament complex (lat-lig-com) injuries of the ankle joint (AJ). Primarily, these lat-lig-com injuries heal sufficiently, although there is a risk of developing chronic ankle instability. However, there is a lack of knowledge about the ... Read more >>

Eur J Sport Sci (European journal of sport science)
[2021, :1-8]

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Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in a large prospective cohort study of elite football players in Germany (May-June 2020): implications for a testing protocol in asymptomatic individuals and estimation of the rate of undetected cases.

Dietrich Mack, Barbara Christine Gärtner, Annika Rössler, Janine Kimpel, Katrin Donde, Oliver Harzer, Werner Krutsch, Dorothee von Laer, Tim Meyer,

<h4>Objectives</h4>Elite professional football players and staff are a unique group that might give insight into the epidemiology of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections in Germany and thus can serve as a model for geographical distribution and an estimation of undetected infections.<h4>Methods</h4>In this prospective cohort study seroprevalence was ... Read more >>

Clin Microbiol Infect (Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases)
[2021, 27(3):473.e1-473.e4]

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Coronary artery z score values in adolescent elite male soccer players.

Stephan Gerling, Tobias Pollinger, Markus Johann Dechant, Michael Melter, Werner Krutsch, Holger Michel,

<h4>Background</h4>With the increased training loads at very early ages in European elite youth soccer, there is an interest to analyse coronary artery remodelling due to high-intensity exercise.<h4>Design and methods</h4>Prospective echocardiographic study in 259 adolescent elite male soccer players and 48 matched controls.<h4>Results</h4>The mean age was 12.7 ± 0.63 years in ... Read more >>

Cardiol Young (Cardiology in the young)
[2021, 31(3):381-385]

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Injury epidemiology in men's professional team sports: is media analysis helpful?

Dominik Szymski, Leonard Achenbach, Volker Krutsch, Volker Alt, Rainer Meffert, Werner Krutsch, Kai Fehske,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Epidemiological injury surveillance in professional sports is often based on online media analysis in order to collect necessary data. However, the validation of this study protocol is lacking. Therefore, this study aimed to identify the validity of injury surveillance in men's professional team sports based on media reports.<h4>Methods</h4>In a retrospective ... Read more >>

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
[2021, 141(4):655-661]

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Z-score values of left ventricular dimensions in adolescent elite male soccer players.

Stephan Gerling, Tobias Pollinger, Holger Michel, Markus-Johann Dechant, Michael Melter, Werner Krutsch,

Recent studies showed contrasting findings in morphological changes due to competitive soccer in adolescent players (SP). We present a prospective study in 315 consecutive adolescent (10-14 years) male elite SP and 53 healthy matched active controls (CON). All participants underwent a complete transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiography (TTE). The mean age in SP ... Read more >>

Eur J Pediatr (European journal of pediatrics)
[2021, 180(1):299-302]

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Injury Analysis in Professional Soccer by Means of Media Reports - Only Severe Injury Types Show High Validity.

Volker Krutsch, Stephan Grechenig, Oliver Loose, Leonard Achenbach, Johannes Zellner, Heiko Striegel, Volker Alt, Johannes Weber, Markus Braun, Stephan Gerling, Werner Krutsch,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Injury data of professional soccer players obtained from media reports are frequently used in scientific research, but the accuracy of such data is still unclear.<h4>Patients and methods</h4>Injuries of professional soccer players of the German first and second league were documented by continuously screening media reports over one season (2015-2016). After ... Read more >>

Open Access J Sports Med (Open access journal of sports medicine)
[2020, 11:123-131]

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Early Functional Rehabilitation after Meniscus Surgery: Are Currently Used Orthopedic Rehabilitation Standards Up to Date?

Matthias Koch, Clemens Memmel, Florian Zeman, Christian G Pfeifer, Johannes Zellner, Peter Angele, Sanjay Weber-Spickschen, Volker Alt, Werner Krutsch,

Meniscus therapy is a challenging process. Besides the respective surgical procedure such as partial meniscectomy, meniscus repair, or meniscus replacement, early postoperative rehabilitation is important for meniscus regeneration and return to sport and work as well as long-term outcome. Various recommendations are available. However, the current literature lacks information concerning ... Read more >>

Rehabil Res Pract (Rehabilitation research and practice)
[2020, 2020:3989535]

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Improving Maximal Strength in the Initial Postoperative Phase After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery: Randomized Controlled Trial of an App-Based Serious Gaming Approach.

Jan-Dierk Clausen, Niclas Nahen, Hauke Horstmann, Florian Lasch, Werner Krutsch, Christian Krettek, Thomas Sanjay Weber-Spickschen,

BACKGROUND:Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery is one of the most common orthopedic procedures. One of the main factors that influence the outcome is regaining strength in the postoperative phase. Because anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgeries are often performed in young patients, we combined the concept of prehabilitation with an app-based ... Read more >>

JMIR Serious Games (JMIR serious games)
[2020, 8(1):e14282]

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Simplified Measurement of Maximum Strength After Knee Surgery: Application-Based Knee-Training Device Compared to Isokinetic Testing.

Hauke Horstmann, Pascal Medico, Florian Lasch, Werner Krutsch, Thomas Sanjay Weber-Spickschen,

Context:Isokinetic testing is used as a standard tool in measuring strength in professional athletes. It is often used to evaluate improvement during rehabilitation. The disadvantages of isokinetic testing include its costs, the fact that it is not portable, and its risk of injury, which makes it not suitable for early ... Read more >>

Open Access J Sports Med (Open access journal of sports medicine)
[2020, 11:43-49]

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Injury Incidence Rates and Profiles in Elite Taekwondo during Competition and Training.

Markus Geßlein, Johannes Rüther, Hermann Josef Bail, Philipp Schuster, Werner Krutsch, Alexander Karl Wolpert,

This study aimed to investigate exposure adjusted injury incidence rates and profiles associated with training and competition in an elite taekwondo athlete population. 82 athletes were investigated for injuries over a period of 5 years. Individual fight time exposure for training and competition was recorded. The type and location of ... Read more >>

Int J Sports Med (International journal of sports medicine)
[2020, 41(1):54-58]

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Influence of poor preparation and sleep deficit on injury incidence in amateur small field football of both gender.

Volker Krutsch, Annabelle Clement, Tobias Heising, Leonard Achenbach, Johannes Zellner, Markus Gesslein, Sanjay Weber-Spickschen, Werner Krutsch,

<h4>Introduction</h4>Amateur small-field football tournaments are rather common worldwide. Adequate preparation is essential for injury prevention. The consequences of insufficient injury preparation at this level are still unclear. This study investigates the factors influencing injuries in this football population.<h4>Materials and methods</h4>In 2017, medical students participating in a national amateur football tournament ... Read more >>

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg (Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery)
[2020, 140(4):457-464]

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Functional Deficits in the Wrist and Finger Joints of Goalkeepers After 20 Years of Playing Recreational Football.

Franz Hilber, Alexander Wiesenberg, Maximilian Kerschbaum, Antonio Ernstberger, Michael Worlicek, Michael Nerlich, Lukas Prantl, Matthias Koch, Volker Krutsch, Werner Krutsch,

<h4>Background</h4> Long-term damage in the hip, knee and ankle joints of football players has been thoroughly discussed in the literature. Compared with outfield players, however, goalkeepers sustain injuries to the upper extremities five times more often. There is a lack of studies on long-term functional damage to the wrist and finger ... Read more >>

Sportverletz Sportschaden (Sportverletzung Sportschaden : Organ der Gesellschaft fur Orthopadisch-Traumatologische Sportmedizin)
[2019, 33(3):142-148]

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Prevention of severe knee injuries in men's elite football by implementing specific training modules.

Werner Krutsch, Jennifer Lehmann, Petra Jansen, Peter Angele, Birgit Fellner, Leonard Achenbach, Volker Krutsch, Michael Nerlich, Volker Alt, Oliver Loose,

<h4>Purpose</h4>Injury prevention of knee injuries by means of training and warm-up exercises has been investigated in several studies in amateur football. However, the number of investigations in elite football is limited despite the currently higher injury incidence of severe knee injuries. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate ... Read more >>

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA)
[2020, 28(2):519-527]

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High return to competition rate following ACL injury - A 10-year media-based epidemiological injury study in men's professional football.

Werner Krutsch, Clemens Memmel, Volker Krutsch, Peter Angele, Tobias Tröß, Karen Aus Der FÜnten, Tim Meyer,

Ruptures of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) typically occur in professional football and epidemiological data about longitudinal injury development is needed. This practice-driven investigation of media-derived ACL data provides information about professional football over 10 years. Injury registration was based on "kicker" sports magazine information that have been recorded over ... Read more >>

Eur J Sport Sci (European journal of sport science)
[2020, 20(5):682-690]

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Decreased external rotation strength is a risk factor for overuse shoulder injury in youth elite handball athletes.

Leonard Achenbach, Lior Laver, Sven Stephan Walter, Florian Zeman, Matthias Kuhr, Werner Krutsch,

PURPOSE:Overuse shoulder injuries are common in youth handball, but research is limited. The purpose of this study was to identify pre-season risk factors associated with overuse shoulder injuries in this population. METHODS:One-hundred and thirty-eight (70 boys and 68 girls) youth elite players (age 14.1 ± 0.8 years, height 175.2 ± 8.2 cm, weight 64.0 ± 9.6 kg) completed ... Read more >>

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA)
[2020, 28(4):1202-1211]

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