International Olympic Committee consensus statement: molecular basis of connective tissue and muscle injuries in sport

Arne Ljungqvist, Martin P. Schwellnus, N. Bachl, Malcolm Collins, J. Cook, K.M. Khan, Nicola Maffulli, Yannis Pitsiladis, G. Riley, G. Golspink, D. Venter, Wayne Derman, L. Engebretsen, P. Volpi

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Abstract

Tendon and ligament injures cause significant loss of performance in sport and decreased functional capacity in the workplace. Many of these injures remain difficult to treat, and many individuals have long-term pain and discomfort. Animal studies of growth factor and cell-based therapies have shown promising results, but these treatments also can be misused to enhance athletic performance. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) now has high-level scientific advisors who can advise the IOC as to the use and abuse of these technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-239
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Volume27
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2008

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    Ljungqvist, A., Schwellnus, M. P., Bachl, N., Collins, M., Cook, J., Khan, K. M., Maffulli, N., Pitsiladis, Y., Riley, G., Golspink, G., Venter, D., Derman, W., Engebretsen, L., & Volpi, P. (2008). International Olympic Committee consensus statement: molecular basis of connective tissue and muscle injuries in sport. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 27(1), 231-239.