• Influence of the Heel-to-Toe Drop of Standard Cushioned Running Shoes on Injury Risk in Leisure-Time Runners: A Randomized Controlled Trial With 6-Month Follow-up. +

    Malisoux L 1 , Chambon N 2 , Urhausen A 3 , Theisen D 1 .
    1 Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
    2 Decathlon, Movement Sciences Department, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
    3 Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Sports Clinic, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

    BACKGROUND/AIM:

    Modern running shoes are available in a wide range of heel-to-toe drops (ie, the height difference between the forward and rear parts of the inside of the shoe). While shoe drop has been shown to influence strike pattern, its effect on injury risk has never been investigated. Therefore, the

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  • Shedding Light on the Etiology of Sports Injuries: A Look Behind the Scenes of Time-to-Event Analyses. +

    Nielsen RØ, Malisoux L, Møller M, Theisen D, Parner ET.

    SYNOPSIS:

    The etiological mechanism underpinning any sports-related injury is complex and multifactorial. Frequently, athletes perceive "excessive training" as the principal factor in their injury, an observation that is biologically plausible yet somewhat ambiguous. If the applied training load is suddenly increased, this may increase the risk for sports injury development, irrespective of the absolute amount of training. Indeed, little to no rigorous scientific evidence exists to support the hypothesis that fluctuations in training load, compared to absolute training load, are more important in explaining sports injury development. One reason for

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  • Injury risk in runners using standard or motion control shoes: a randomised controlled trial with participant and assessor blinding +

    Malisoux L1, Chambon N2, Delattre N2, Gueguen N2, Urhausen A3, Theisen D1.
    1Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
    2Decathlon, Movement Sciences Department, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.
    3Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg Sports Clinic, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

    BACKGROUND/AIM:

    This randomised controlled trial investigated if the usage of running shoes with a motion control system modifies injury risk in regular leisure-time runners compared to standard shoes, and if this influence depends on foot morphology.

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  • A step towards understanding the mechanisms of running-related injuries +

    Malisoux L 1 , Nielsen RO 2 , Urhausen A 3 , Theisen D 4
    1 Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg.
    2 Department of Public Health, Section of Sport Science, Aarhus University, Denmark; Orthopedic Surgery Research Unit, Science and Innovation Center, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark.
    3 Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg; Sports Clinic, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
    4 Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg.

    OBJECTIVES:

    To investigate the association between training-related characteristics and running-related injury using a new conceptual model for running-related injury generation, focusing on the synergy

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  • Can parallel use of different running shoes decrease running-related injury risk? +

    Malisoux L, Ramesh J, Mann R, Seil R, Urhausen A, Theisen D.
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

    The aim of this study was to determine if runners who use concomitantly different pairs of running shoes are at a lower risk of running-related injury (RRI).

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  • Influence of midsole hardness of standard cushioned shoes on running-related injury risk +

    Theisen D, Malisoux L, Genin J, Delattre N, Seil R, Urhausen A.
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, , Luxembourg, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

    BACKGROUND:

    In this double-blind randomised controlled trial, we tested if leisure-time runners using shoes with less compliant midsoles have a higher running-related injury (RRI) risk.

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  • Injury incidence in a sports school during a 3-year follow-up +

    Malisoux L, Frisch A, Urhausen A, Seil R, Theisen D.
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, 76 rue d'Eich, 1460, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

    PURPOSE:

    This study prospectively analysed sports injury incidence over 3 seasons in a regional sports school within an injury surveillance project, involving 372 athletes (12-19 years) from 16 different disciplines.

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  • Monitoring of sport participation and injury risk in young athletes +

    Malisoux L, Frisch A, Urhausen A, Seil R, Theisen D.
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg.

    OBJECTIVES:

    Careful modulation of training characteristics in high-level sports optimizes performance and avoids inappropriate workloads and associated sports injury risk. The aims of this study were to compare sport participation characteristics in different youth sport categories and to investigate their relationship with injury. DESIGN: Prospective cohort follow-up.

    METHODS:

    Young (12-19 years) high-level athletes (n=154) from a regional sport school were followed during 41 weeks regarding sport participation characteristics and traumatic and overuse sports injuries (time-loss definition). All data were self-recorded by

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  • Injury risk is different in team and individual youth sport +

    Theisen D, Frisch A, Malisoux L, Urhausen A, Croisier JL, Seil R.
    Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Public Research Centre for Health, Luxembourg.

    OBJECTIVES:

    This study compared sports injury incidence in young high-level athletes from various team and individual sports and investigated if sport participation patterns are linked to injuries.

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