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Playing Football as a Risk Factor for Lower Leg Malalignment?—Comparing Lower Leg Axis of Male Adolescent Football Players and Referees

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Memmel, Clemens ; Denzlein, André ; Szymski, Dominik ; Huber, Lorenz ; Achenbach, Leonard ; Gerling, Stephan ; Alt, Volker ; Krutsch, Werner ; Koch, Matthias
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The prevalence of varus knee malalignment among junior and adult football players (FP) has proven to be higher compared to other sports. No causal relationship has yet been found, as genu varum can be assumed to be an independent risk factor for the development of knee osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study is to compare knee alignment measurements and sport-specific data of adolescent ...


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