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The influence of long distance running on sonographic joint and tendon pathology: results from a prospective study with marathon runners

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, July 2016
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Title
The influence of long distance running on sonographic joint and tendon pathology: results from a prospective study with marathon runners
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, July 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12891-016-1121-9
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Fabian Proft, Mathias Grunke, Christiane Reindl, Felix Mueller, Maximilian Kriegmair, Jan Leipe, Peter Weinert, Hendrik Schulze-Koops, Matthias Witt

Abstract

The impact of physical exercise on joints and tendons is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to investigate with ultrasound the acute effects of extreme physical exercise on knee and ankle joints and their surrounding structures in trained athletes. Participants of the Munich marathon were examined by arthrosonography before and after long distance running. Ultrasound assessment included grey scale and power Doppler examination of the knee and talocrural joints with surrounding tendons. Findings consistent with joint effusion, tendon and/or entheseal pathologies were documented. In addition to the ultrasound evaluation, information on training habits and past or present arthralgia or joint swelling was gathered. One Hundred Five runners completed both the pre- and post-excercise ultrasound assessments (baseline and follow-up), resulting in the sonographic evaluation of 420 knee and talocrural joints. At baseline, 105 knee (50) and 38 talocrural joints (18.1) showed effusions, compared to 100 knee (47.6) and 33 talocrural joints (15.7 %) at follow-up. The differences were not significant (p > 0.05 each). Effusion size did not correlate with the timepoint of ultrasound assessment and was independent of covariates such as gender, age or running distance. Hypervascularity of the patellar tendon was detected in 21 cases (10.0 %) at follow-up in contrast to one at baseline (p < 0.001). This observation was more frequent in male than in female participants (p < 0.05). Acute physical stress is significantly associated with hypervascularity of the patellar tendon. No significant changes of synovial effusion were detected in knee and talocrural joints.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 20%
Student > Master 9 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 9%
Researcher 5 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 6%
Other 14 21%
Unknown 15 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 20%
Sports and Recreations 11 17%
Psychology 3 5%
Engineering 2 3%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 15 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 July 2016.
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#6,691,652
of 12,978,654 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1,055
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#95,369
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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