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PRP in Football Players

  • Ramon CugatEmail author
  • Xavier Cusco
  • Roberto Seijas
  • Pedro Alvarez
  • Gilbert Steinbacher
  • Marta Rius

Abstract

Football is played by approximately 5 % of the Spanish population aged between 15 and 35 years old and regulated by the Spanish Football Federation. This high prevalence also carries a high rate of associated injuries. The Catalan Soccer Federation is a sports association in the autonomous region of Catalonia, Spain, with more than 140,000 members. Approximately 22,000 injuries occur annually among members of the Federation, most of which are muscle, ankle, and knee lesions. The Mutualitat de Futbolistes is an organization within the Catalan Soccer Federation that provides health insurance coverage for all soccer-related injuries sustained by federated soccer players in Catalonia. The idiosyncrasy of the patient in a sport like football involves diagnosis and management of the markedly different injuries when compared to the occasional athlete. The three most common injuries treated at the Mutualitat de Futbolistes are muscle, ankle, and knee injuries [109].

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Medial Collateral Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramon Cugat
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  • Xavier Cusco
    • 2
    • 3
  • Roberto Seijas
    • 5
    • 3
    • 4
  • Pedro Alvarez
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Gilbert Steinbacher
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Marta Rius
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Mutualidad de FutbolistasReal Federacion Espanola de FutbolBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Chair of Medicine and Regenerative SurgeryGarcia Cugat Foundation and CEU Cardenal Herrera UniversityAlfara del Patriarca, ValenciaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySports Medicine and Trauma, Hospital Quiron Barcelona, Artroscopia gc,S.LBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Facultad de MedicinaUniversitat Internacional de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain
  5. 5.Chair of Medicine and Regenerative SurgeryGarcia Cugat Foundation & CEU Cardenal Herrera UniversityAlfara del Patriarca, ValenciaSpain

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