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