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Vol. 55. Issue 205.
Pages 5-20 (January - March 2020)
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Vol. 55. Issue 205.
Pages 5-20 (January - March 2020)
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Conservative management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in professional basketball
Carlos Salasa,b,c, Pau Sintesd, Joaquin Joane, David Urbanoc,f, Jordan Sospedrac,g, Toni Caparrosd,h,
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a Unidad de Medicina Regenerativa M2RLAB, Madrid, Spain
b Clínica “Salas & Sánchez Yagüe” Sports and Injury Clinic, Marbella, Spain
c Federación Española de Baloncesto, Spain
d Institut Nacional d’Educació Física de Catalunya, Centre de Barcelona (INEFC), Barcelona, Spain
e TVA Joaquin Juan, Madrid, Spain
f Futbol Club Barcelona, Medical Services, Basketball Team, Barcelona, Spain
g MARSOS Salut, Valencia, Spain
h SPARG Research Group, Universitat de Vic, Vic, Spain
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Table 1. Conservative workouts for femoroacetabular impingement in professional basketball during the different season periods. Exercises and load according to season period.
Table 2. Conservative workout for femoroacetabular impingement in professional basketball. Exercises and load for pre-game and post-game workouts.
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Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is a common injury in basketball, having a difficult therapeutic approach because it requires an extended period of time to be resolved once it appears. Therefore, preventing the onset of this condition seems critical in maintaining athletes’ health, and availability to compete. Because reducing training and competition volume in a professional team context is complex, the exercises presented here offer a good option for managing injured players without compromising their availability during the season. However, offseason and preseason periods are key to developing, protecting and strengthening the injured joint and its functionality for the competitive season.

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