The goal of this investigation was to determine if playing or training on third-generation artificial turf (AT) surfaces increases the incidence rate of injuries compared to natural grass (NG) surfaces. This was accomplished by a meta-analysis performed on previously published research. Eight studies met the criteria of competitive soccer players, participation on both surfaces, and presentation of both exposure time and injury occurrence.
A Meta-Analysis of Soccer Injuries on Artificial Turf and Natural Grass 1. Introduction. Unfortunately, acute injuries are far too common in the sport of soccer. Sprains and ruptures of the... 2. Methods. PubMed and Google Scholar searches were used to identify individual studies. Key search terms ...
Psychosocial predictors and psychological prevention of soccer injuries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature Physical therapy in sport : official journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, 2018
A Meta-Analysis of Soccer Injuries on. Artificial Turf and Natural Grass. Jay H. Williams, Emmanuel Akogyrem, and Jeremy R. Williams. Depar tment of Hu man Nutrition, Foods and E xe rcise, V ...
Results: Personality traits, such as trait anxiety and perceived mastery climate, along with a history of stressors, like negative-life-event stress or high level of life stress, daily hassle, and previous injury, are the main predictors of injury rates among soccer players. Also, from injury prevention studies, it has been shown that psychological-based interventions reduce injury rates (effect size = 0.96; 95% CI 0.34-1.58; p = 0.002) in senior soccer players.
A recent meta-analysis showed that ankle injuries can be reduced by as much as 40% and a meta-analysis of meta-analyses demonstrated that a 50% reduction can be achieved for all ACL injuries in a heterogeneous sample of athletes, including soccer players, when NMT warm-up is implemented.
Meta-analysis examining the effectiveness of reducing ACL, knee, ankle, hip/groin and hamstring injuries for the exercise-based intervention groups compared with control groups. Note: the size of the boxes around each diamond are proportional to the weight of each study, and the horizontal lines represent the 95% CI.
Match injury incidence (36 injuries/1000 hours of exposure) was almost 10 times higher than training injury incidence rate (3.7 injuries/1000 hours of exposure). Lower extremity injuries had the highest incidence rates (6.8 injuries/1000 hours of exposure).