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Imaging-detected sports injuries and imaging-guided interventions in athletes during the 2022 FIFA football (soccer) World Cup

Bordalo, Marcelo; Serner, Andreas; Yamashiro, Eduardo; Al-Musa, Emad; Djadoun, Mohamed Abdelatif; Al-Khelaifi, Khalid; Schumacher, Yorck Olaf; ... Cardinale, Marco; + view all (2023) Imaging-detected sports injuries and imaging-guided interventions in athletes during the 2022 FIFA football (soccer) World Cup. Skeletal Radiology 10.1007/s00256-023-04451-z. Green open access

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe imaging-detected musculoskeletal injuries and image-guided interventional procedures during the 2022 FIFA football (soccer) World Cup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of all radiologic examinations performed in a central medical facility for athletes was performed by two board certified musculoskeletal radiologists. Data on muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and bone injuries were collected according to imaging modality and body part. RESULTS: A total of 143 radiology examinations in 94 athletes were evaluated at the central medical facility. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was the most utilized modality (67%), followed by radiography (12%), ultrasonography (9%), and computed tomography (4%). Image-guided interventions corresponded to 8% of all radiological examinations. There were 112 injuries described, affecting muscles and tendons (42%), ligaments (25%), cartilage (21%), and bone (12%). Most injured body parts were thigh (27%), foot and ankle (23%), knee (23%), and hip/groin (8%). Most injured players were within the age range of 24–35 years old (71%). CONCLUSION: Imaging was utilized in 11% of players who participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. MRI was the most utilized modality, and acute muscle tears were the most diagnosed type of injury. SUMMARY: Diagnostic imaging played an important role in diagnosing sports-related injuries during the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Type: Article
Title: Imaging-detected sports injuries and imaging-guided interventions in athletes during the 2022 FIFA football (soccer) World Cup
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00256-023-04451-z
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-023-04451-z
Language: English
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Keywords: MRI, US, Radiography, Musculoskeletal, Sports injuries, Radiology, Image-guided procedure, Soccer, Football
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Targeted Intervention
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10176971
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