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FIFA, ICRS team up to keep soccer players on their feet
Date:11/11/2011

Los Angeles, CA (NOVEMBER 11, 2011) More than 300 million play soccer across the globe and while the game is one of fast footwork, two organizations are trying to make sure these athletes stay on their feet. Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) have teamed up on a special supplement of Cartilage (published by SAGE) that examines the effects of articular cartilage injury and degeneration in soccer players.

"This issue provides a compact reference for players, coaches, medical staff, and researchers working with football players," wrote editors Kai Mithoefer, Lars Peterson, Daniel Saris, Bert Mandelbaum, and Jiri Dvork. "Furthermore, it intends to act as a catalyst for the advancement of science and education of cartilage injury in soccer."

This supplement builds upon FIFA's successful 11+ program that is an easy-to-follow, standardized warm-up routine that helps all levels of soccer athletes reduce injury. In keeping with the theme, Cartilage features 11 articles that provide a comprehensive overview of current knowledge around cartilage injury, prevention strategies and treatment options.

The introduction written by the co-editors is available free for a limited time at: http://car.sagepub.com/content/3/1_suppl/4S.full.pdf+html

The special supplement of Cartilage features the following contributions:

  • Editorial: "Special Issue on Articular Cartilage Injury in the Football (Soccer) Player" by Kai Mithoefer, Lars Peterson, Daniel Saris, Bert Mandelbaum, and Jiri Dvork
  • Executive Summary: "'Cartilage Issues in Football (Soccer): An Executive Summary of the Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)/International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) Initiative" by Bert Mandelbaum
  • "Scientific Evidence Base for Cartilage Injury and Repair in the Athle
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Contact: Ashley Loar
ashley.loar@sagepub.com
SAGE Publications
Source:Eurekalert

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