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Sports injury prevention: Mission Possible!
  1. Hilde Moseby Berge1,2,
  2. Ben Clarsen1,3
  1. 1Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2The Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine and Physical Activity (NIMF)
  3. 3The Norwegian Sports Physiotherapy Association (FFI)
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hilde Moseby Berge or Ben Clarsen, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Sognsveien 220, PO Box 4014-Ullevaal Stadion, Oslo 0806, Norway; hilde.moseby.berge{at}nih.no or ben.clarsen{at}nih.no

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‘Mission completed’ could be the headline for Myklebust et al who tell the story of how the incidence of ACL injury among female handball players in Norway has been kept low, 10 years after the publication of their successful intervention study.1 An inspirational read, emphasising how a step-by-step approach combined with hard work and persistence, can make a difference (that matters). This issue highlights Norway's systematic, consistent and long-term approach to addressing key research areas: sports injury prevention, active rehabilitation, women's health and physical activity medicine. It also celebrates BJSM welcoming the Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine and Physical Activity (NIMF) and the Norwegian Sports Physiotherapy Association (FFI) as member societies; a partnership we are extremely proud of. Full text of BJSM is freely available to all Norwegian URL addresses, not just to society members.

Step-by-step towards prevention success

Since the establishment of Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre (OSTRC) 13 years ago, its members have contributed to over 200 articles covering the various stages of systematic injury prevention research (figure 1).2 ,3 Examples of …

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