Volleyball

Jumper's Knee: A Prospective Evaluation of Risk Factors in Volleyball Players

MacDonald K, Palacios-Derflingher L, Kenny S, Emery C, Meeuwisse WH

Clin J Sport Med October 2018


Who participated in this study?

60 elite adult male volleyball players from Canada

When did this study occur?

2015

Why did we do this research?

To examine potential intrinsic risk factors that may contribute to the onset of jumper’s knee in elite level-male volleyball players

What did we find?

Knee problem prevalence was 75% and the incidence rate for substantial injuries over the study period was 30 injuries/100 players/season. No risk factor was found to significantly predict the future occurrence of developing jumper’s knee.

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Concussion incidence and mechanism among youth volleyball players

Meeuwisse DW, MacDonald K, Meeuwisse WH, Schneider K

Br J Sports Med May 2017


Who participated in this study?

Female and male Canadian youth volleyball athletes, aged 14-19 years

When did this study occur?

March-April 2017

Why did we do this research?

To assess the incidence of concussion among adolescent volleyball players in Canada

What did we find?

In total, 57.1% of all concussions involved ball-to-head contact. Player-to-player contact and head-to-floor contact were less prevalent at 20.2% and 15.5%, respectively. In total, 61.6% of concussions occurred outside of free-flow competitive game play, in a more structured environment of practice or warm-up

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