EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL, vol.13, no.1, pp.76-82, 2004 (SCI-Expanded)
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EUROPEAN SPINE JOURNAL
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
cervical spine, soccer, low-impact recurrent trauma, biomechanics, radiology, magnetic resonance, ISOMETRIC STRENGTH, MOTION, INJURIES, PLAYERS, RANGE, MUSCULATURE, RELIABILITY, EXTENSION, IMPACT, DEVICE
Middle East Technical University Affiliated:
Background. Radiological changes and degeneration of the cervical spine have been previously described in soccer players. The onset of such changes was 10-20 years earlier than that of the normal population. The aim of this study was to assess these early degenerative changes in amateur active and veteran soccer players in a cross-sectional descriptive study using biomechanical, radiological, and magnetic resonance measures.