2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress ePoster #2412

 

Impact Of Sport On Health Of Former Professional Soccer Players In Brazil

Gustavo Arliani, MD, PhD, Prof., São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Diego C. Astur, MD, PhD, São Paulo, SP BRAZIL
Paulo Henrique Schmidt Lara, MD, São Paulo, São Paulo BRAZIL
Moises Cohen, MD, PhD, Prof., São Paulo, SP BRAZIL

Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, BRAZIL

FDA Status Not Applicable

Summary

Former Soccer Players had large weight gain after retirement, high frequency of drug injections in the knee during their careers and chronic pain in this joint after retirement

Abstract

Objective

To evaluate the social, economic and health aspects related to former professional soccer players in Brazil.

Methods

This was a cross-sectional study with the participation of 100 male Brazilian former professional soccer players. For characterization of the sample variables such as age, current and past weight, height, BMI (Body Mass Index) and player position were evaluated. In all analyzes it was considered P <0.05.

Results

In the group of former players evaluated, 78% were overweight and 4% were considered obese. During their careers, 54% of now ex-soccer players underwent drugs infiltration in the knee. Currently, former athletes presented on average 5.4 points on the VAS pain scale, with 97% of ex-players complaining of knee pain.

Conclusion

The results of this study show that these individuals had large weight gain after retirement, high frequency of drug injections in the knee during their careers and chronic pain in this joint after retirement.