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Oslo

The Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center (OSTRC) was established at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences in May 2000 in collaboration with the Norwegian Olympic Centre and the Orthopedic Center, Oslo University Hospital.

The programme combines academic orthopedic surgery in a medical school setting with a sports medicine clinic for Olympic athletes and a large research centre aimed at injury and illness prevention research.

The focus at the OSTRC is prevention of injuries and illnesses in sports, looking at epidemiology, risk factors, injury mechanisms, and injury prevention methods. The programme focuses mainly on three sports (football, handball, and alpine skiing/snowboarding), as these account for more than 50% of all sports-related injuries treated in Norwegian hospitals. We address the most common (e.g. ankle, hamstrings) and the most serious (e.g. ACL, concussions) injuries seen in sports with a particular focus on football. The centre also includes laboratories for advanced cardiopulmonary investigations.

Next, door, the Health Department at the Norwegian Olympic Center offers a wide variety of sports medicine services to our top athletes.

In addition to injury prevention research, the cartilage and ligament research group at the Oslo University Hospital – affiliated with the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center since its inception – has focused on surgical and non-surgical treatment options to prevent future damage to an injured joint (i.e. osteoarthritis). This innovative group has undertaken laboratory and animal studies on chondrocytes and stem cells, key anatomical studies on cadavers, as well as pioneering clinical studies to test new surgical procedures.

The OSTRC was accredited a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in May 2009.

The centre has a major commitment to football medicine, generating research in the field of football injuries and injury prevention. Since the OSTRC was established, we have published 83 original peer-review articles related to football medicine. In the same period, ten PhD students have successfully defended their theses on football injury and illness research projects.

The “FIFA 11+” was developed by the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center in collaboration with FIFA and the original “FIFA 11+” paper was published in the British Medical Journal, and showed that a 20-minute warm-up programme significantly reduces the injury risk in female youth football players.

Fact sheet

Oslo

Established 2000

Accredited FMCE since May 2009

Participating institutions: Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center, Norwegian Olympic Sports Center, Orthopaedic Center, Ullevål University Hospital

Specialty: Musculoskeletal medicine, sports medicine, cardiopulmonary medicine, Orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy, exercise physiology, applied biomechanics

Peer-reviewed publications 2015: 45

www.ostrc.no

Administration

Oslo

Name
Prof. Lars Engebretsen, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
lars.engebretsen@medisin.uio.no

Phone number:
+47 232 620 00

Mobile number

Postal address
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P.O. Box 4014 – Ullevål Stadion, NO – 0806 Oslo

Name
Prof. Roald Bahr, MD

Title
Professor

Email
roald.bahr@nih.no

Phone number:
+
47 232 623 02

Mobile number

Postal address
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P.O. Box 4014 – Ullevål Stadion, NO – 0806 Oslo

Name
Prof. Thor Einar Andersen, MD

Title

Email
t.e.andersen@nih.no

Phone number:
+47 232 620 00

Mobile number

Postal address
The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, P.O. Box 4014 – Ullevål Stadion, NO – 0806 Oslo

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Bahr, Roald; Thorborg, Kristian; Ekstrand, Jan.

Evidence-based hamstring injury prevention is not adopted by the majority of Champions League or Norwegian Premier League football teams:

The Nordic Hamstring survey. British Journal of Sports Medicine 2015; 49(22), 1466-1471.

Wangensteen, Arnlaug; Almusa, Emad; Boukarroum, Sirine; Farooq, Abdulaziz; Hamilton, Bruce; Whiteley, Rodney; Bahr, Roald; Tol, Johannes.

MRI does not add value over and above patient history and clinical examination in predicting time to return to sport after acute hamstring injuries: a prospective cohort of 180 male athletes.

British Journal of Sports Medicine 2015; 49(24), 1579-1587.

Nilstad, Agnethe; Krosshaug, Tron; Mok, Kam-Ming; Bahr, Roald; Andersen, Thor Einar.

Association between anatomical characteristics, knee laxity, muscle strength, and peak knee valgus during vertical drop-jump landings.

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 2015; 45(12), 998-1005.

Nilstad, Agnethe; Andersen, Thor Einar; Bahr, Roald; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Steffen, Kathrin.

Risk factors for lower extremity injuries in elite female soccer players. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2014; 42(4), 940-948.

Clarsen, Benjamin; Myklebust, Grethe; Bahr, Roald.

Development and validation of a new method for the registration of overuse injuries in sports injury epidemiology.

British Journal of Sports Medicine 2013; 47(8), 495-502.

Berge HM, Andersen TE, Solberg EE, Steine K.

High ambulatory blood pressure in male professional football players. Br J Sports Med. 2013 May. 47(8):521-5

Bjørneboe J, Bahr R, Dvorak J, Andersen TE.

Lower incidence of arm-to-head contact incidents with stricter interpretation of the Laws of the Game in Norwegian male professional football. Br J Sports Med. 2013 May;47(8):508-14

Engebretsen, Anders Hauge; Myklebust, Grethe; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Engebretsen, Lars; Bahr, Roald.

Intrinsic risk factors for acute knee injuries among male football players: a prospective cohort study.

Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 2011: 21 (5), 645-652.

Engebretsen, Anders Hauge; Myklebust, Grethe; Holme, Ingar; Engebretsen, Lars; Bahr, Roald

Intrinsic risk factors for groin injuries among male soccer players: a prospective cohort study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38 (10): 2051-2057. 2010.

Engebretsen, Anders Hauge; Myklebust, Grethe; Holme, Ingar; Engebretsen, Lars; Bahr, Roald

Intrinsic risk factors for hamstring injuries among male soccer players – a prospective cohort study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 38 (6): 1147 – 1153. 2010.

Soligard, Torbjørn; Nilstad, Agnethe; Steffen, Kathrin; Myklebust, Grethe; Holme, Ingar; Dvorak, Jiri; Bahr, Roald; Andersen, Thor Einar

Compliance with a comprehensive warm-up programme to prevent injuries in youth football. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 44 (11): 787-793. 2010.

Soligard T; Myklebust G; Steffen K, Holme I; Silvers H; Bizzini M; Junge A; Dvorak J; Bahr R; Andersen TE.

Comprehensive warm-up programme to prevent injuries in young female footballers: cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ. 2009. Volume 338. (7686)

Arnason A; Andersen TE; Holme I; Engebretsen L; Bahr, R. Prevention of hamstring strains in elite soccer: an intervention study.

Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2008 Feb; 18(1):40-8

Andersen TE; Floerenes, TW; Arnason, A; Bahr, R.

Video analysis of the mechanisms for ankle injuries in football. American Journal of Sports Medicine 32(1) Suppl. 69S-79S, 2004.

Andersen TE, Arnason A, Engebretsen L, Bahr R

Mechanisms of head injuries in elite football. Br J Sports Med. 2004 Dec;38(6):690-6.

 

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