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Overuse injuries are prevalent in children’s competitive football: a prospective study using the OSTRC Overuse Injury Questionnaire
  1. Mari Leppänen1,
  2. Kati Pasanen1,2,
  3. Benjamin Clarsen3,
  4. Pekka Kannus4,
  5. Roald Bahr3,
  6. Jari Parkkari1,
  7. Heidi Haapasalo5,
  8. Tommi Vasankari4
  1. 1 Tampere Research Center of Sports Medicine, UKK Institute, Tampere, Finland
  2. 2 Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  3. 3 Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway
  4. 4 UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, Tampere, Finland
  5. 5 Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere, Finland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mari Leppänen, Tampere Research Center of Sports Medicine, UKK Institute, Tampere, FI-33501, Finland; mari.leppanen{at}uta.fi

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to project planning and manuscript preparations. ML and KP were responsible for the data collection. ML was responsible for the data analysis and drafting of the manuscript. All authors critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript. ML is the guarantor.

  • Funding This study was financially supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, by the Competitive State Research Financing of the Expert Responsibility area of Tampere University Hospital (grant 9S049) and by the Palloilu Säätiö, Tammela.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of Pirkanmaa Hospital District (ETL-code R13110).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data are available upon request.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors contributed to project planning and manuscript preparations. ML and KP were responsible for the data collection. ML was responsible for the data analysis and drafting of the manuscript. All authors critically revised the manuscript and approved the final version of the manuscript. ML is the guarantor.

  • Funding This study was financially supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture, by the Competitive State Research Financing of the Expert Responsibility area of Tampere University Hospital (grant 9S049) and by the Palloilu Säätiö, Tammela.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of Pirkanmaa Hospital District (ETL-code R13110).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Unpublished data are available upon request.

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