Functional performance tests found helpful in identifying lateral ankle sprain risk

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Functional performance tests found helpful in identifying lateral ankle sprain risk

Posterior‐lateral (PL) and posterior‐medial (PM) reach directions of the Single‐Leg Hop Test (SLHT), and Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) tests displayed a significant advantage during pre-season screening to identify athletes with the risk of lateral ankle sprain. The ankle sprain is a severe sports injury that requires ample time to rehab.

The Prospective Pilot study aimed to discover FPTs efficiency and construct appropriate cutoff scores for recognising adolescent athletes who can undergo lateral ankle sprain(s) in the future. A total of sixty-four athletes from a junior soccer club with the mean age of 15.5 ± 1.3 years were selected and followed for ten months. all athletes went through the posterior‐medial (PM), anterior (AN) and posterior‐lateral (PL) reach directions of the Single‐Leg Hop Test (SLHT) and Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) in pre-season. Selected athletes were followed up for ten months during the competitive season which involved 52 uninjured and 12 injured players.

A Significant Area Under Curve (AUC) values and cutoff scores (cutoff = 70% and 76%, respectively) were found for the posterior‐lateral (PL) and posterior‐medial (PM). These findings show the great importance of FTPs in identifying the risk of lateral ankle sprain in athletes.

Source:

Scand J Med Sci Sports

Link to the source:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/sms.13279

Original title of article:

Functional Performance Tests Identify Lateral Ankle Sprain Risk: A Prospective Pilot Study in Adolescent Soccer Players.

Authors:

Jupil Ko et al.

SearchTags: 
Diagnostic, Ankle Sprain, Ankle Ligaments, Prospective Pilot Study, SLHT, SEBT
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