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Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal.

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Guettler, JH; Ruskan, GJ; Bytomski, JR; Brown, CR; Richardson, JK; Moorman, CT
Published in: Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)
November 2006

Our hypothesis in this study was that significant forces act on the fifth metatarsal during certain maneuvers commonly performed while playing basketball and that medial arch support influences these forces. Eleven male collegiate basketball players participated in this study. Electronic pressure sensors capable of dynamic readings were inserted into the players' shoes, and surface electromyographic (EMG) electrodes were placed over the peroneus longus and brevis muscles. The players performed 3 common maneuvers postulated to place maximal stress on the fifth metatarsal. The maneuvers were performed in a standard basketball shoe, then in a shoe with an orthosis supporting the arch. During each of these maneuvers, EMG activity of the ankle everters was recorded, along with maximal force, total work, and time elapsed beneath the fifth metatarsal.

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Published In

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)

ISSN

1078-4519

Publication Date

November 2006

Volume

35

Issue

11

Start / End Page

532 / 536

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight-Bearing
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Metatarsal Bones
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Fractures, Stress
  • Electromyography
  • Basketball
  • 42 Health sciences
 

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Guettler, J. H., Ruskan, G. J., Bytomski, J. R., Brown, C. R., Richardson, J. K., & Moorman, C. T. (2006). Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ), 35(11), 532–536.
Guettler, Joseph H., Gregory J. Ruskan, Jeffrey R. Bytomski, Cristopher R. Brown, Jan K. Richardson, and Claude T. Moorman. “Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 35, no. 11 (November 2006): 532–36.
Guettler JH, Ruskan GJ, Bytomski JR, Brown CR, Richardson JK, Moorman CT. Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2006 Nov;35(11):532–6.
Guettler, Joseph H., et al. “Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal.Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ), vol. 35, no. 11, Nov. 2006, pp. 532–36.
Guettler JH, Ruskan GJ, Bytomski JR, Brown CR, Richardson JK, Moorman CT. Fifth metatarsal stress fractures in elite basketball players: evaluation of forces acting on the fifth metatarsal. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2006 Nov;35(11):532–536.

Published In

Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)

ISSN

1078-4519

Publication Date

November 2006

Volume

35

Issue

11

Start / End Page

532 / 536

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Weight-Bearing
  • Orthotic Devices
  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Metatarsal Bones
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Fractures, Stress
  • Electromyography
  • Basketball
  • 42 Health sciences