Analysis of Patellar Tendinopathy Risk Factors Among Intercollegiate Athletes

dc.contributor.advisorHarter, Rod A.
dc.contributor.authorReisler, T. Colin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHousman, Jeff M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPickerill, Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-28T18:44:04Z
dc.date.available2016-10-28T18:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.description.abstract<p><b>Context:</b> Patellar tendinopathy has a prevalence as high as 50% among athletes involved in jumping sports such as basketball and volleyball. Despite this prevalence, patellar tendinopathy remains a challenging condition for clinicians and researchers alike due to the lack of understanding concerning its etiology. <b>Objective:</b> To evaluate the known and hypothesized risk factors for patellar tendinopathy among male and female NCAA intercollegiate athletes to determine which outcome measures are most predictive. <b>Design:</b> Case-Control cross-sectional study. <b>Setting:</b> Laboratory setting. <b>Patients or Other Participants:</b> 60 intercollegiate athletes participated in this study (age 20.0 ± 1.2, height 178.9 ± 9.8, body mass, 79.7 ± 12.0) A 2:1 ratio of non-injured (n = 40) to injured (n = 20) was employed with participants matched on age and sex. <b>Interventions:</b> None. <b>Main Outcome Measures:</b> Static quadriceps angle (Q-angle), body mass index (BMI), waist/hip ratio, and Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) score. <b>Statistical Analysis:</b> A Group (2) x Sex (2) MANOVA approach was used to identify differences between the case and control groups, and men and women (α = 0.05). Odds ratios were calculated using conditional logistic regression in an effort to identify independent risk factors for patellar tendinopathy. A secondary hypothesis investigated the extent to which a static Q- angle, increased BMI, higher LESS score were risk factors associated with the incidence of patellar tendinopathy (α = 0.05). <b>Results:</b> MANOVA indicated that dominant and non-dominant leg Q angle showed significant differences between the sexes. The average Q angle for female participants was 14.6 ± 3.6 deg compared to 10.1 ± 3.2 deg for male participants (P < 0.05). The LESS scores in the case group (4.4 ± 1.4 points) were nearly identical to scores in the control group (3.8 ± 1.3 points) (P > 0.05). The Cox regression analysis showed no significant increase in injury risk with the 4 factors analyzed. <b>Conclusions:</b> Our findings indicate that Q angle, the LESS test, or BMI were not significant predictors of patellar tendinopathy. Future studies should employ prospective, longitudinal designs with larger populations. Further investigation into the LESS test as a potential screening tool for various lower extremity injuries is warranted.</p>
dc.description.departmentHealth and Human Performance
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent77 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationReisler, T. C. (2016). <i>Analysis of patellar tendinopathy risk factors among intercollegiate athletes</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/6317
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectEtiology
dc.subjectPatellar tendinitis
dc.subject.lcshKnee--Wounds and injuriesen_US
dc.subject.lcshPatella--Wounds and injuriesen_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Patellar Tendinopathy Risk Factors Among Intercollegiate Athletes
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHealth and Human Performance
thesis.degree.disciplineAthletic Training
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US

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