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Sports Medicine Clinical Trials Office

Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON KNEE) ACL Study  This multi-year study gathers data on the knee before, during, and after ACL reconstruction in order to determine what factors may help or hinder the success of an ACL reconstruction. If you have been diagnosed with an ACL tear and if you are planning on having an ACL reconstruction then you might be eligible to participate in this study. Please contact Isac Kunnath at 614-293-2410 for more information and to see if you qualify.

Joint Health Assessment Study  Degenerative disease of the knee joint is an increasingly common condition.  Cases of advanced joint degeneration lead to significant disability and often requires invasive, expensive treatments.  This study is being done to look at normal and injured knees of patients in different age groups and sexes to determine the value of certain pictures taken by a Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) machine.  Please contact Isac Kunnath at 614-293-2410 for more information and to see if you qualify.   

Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab

Functional and Biomechanical Adaptations of Athletes with Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI)  The purpose of this study is to determine the factors related to a successful recovery and return to sports after hip surgery.  If you have been diagnosed with FAI (hip impingement), are between the ages of 14 to 50 and participate in cutting, jumping, pivoting, or lateral movement activities for at least 50 hours a year, we would like you to be part of a study to test your biomechanics. We will do so through 3D motion analysis in our Movement Analysis and Performance Lab. The data we collect from you will be compared to the data we collect from athletes Please contact Katie Cenkus at 614-293-2064 for more information and to see if you qualify.

** We are currently enrolling UN-INJURED athletes for this study as well. If you are between 14 and 50 years of age and participate in pivoting, jumping or cutting movements for at least 50 hours a year, we would like to study your movement patterns and compare it to the individuals that are injured. This will be done with 3D motion analysis in our Movement Analysis and Performance Lab. Please contact Katie Cenkus at 614-293-2064 for more information and to see if you qualify. **

The Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab recently completed the following studies.  For more information use the following email address: SportsMedResearch@osumc.edu
 
Shorts and Sports Performance 
This study tested healthy 18 to 50 year old active athletes (recreational to pro level) on shorts and sports performance. 
 

Core Stability, Biomechanical Loading, and Athletic Performance
This study investigated the effectiveness of 6-week training programs on core stability, biomechanical loading, and athletic performance. It was geared to former high school football players, so that the results could be applied to future high school football players. 

Core Stability and Injury Rates in Distance Runners
The purpose of this study was to identify if deficits in core stability and hip strength predict increased risk of lower extremity running injuries in long distance runners training for a half marathon or longer distance event.  This study was designed to aid in the identification of runners at risk for developing an injury while training for a distance event. 

Improvement in Balance after an ACL Injury Prevention Program
This study assessed the effectiveness of the ACL injury prevention program in improving balance and also suggested ways to improve the ACL injury prevention program in the future.

 

OSU Asthma Center

There are a number of clinical trials underway that address treatment of asthma.  They are currently recruiting participants for a study of Soy and Asthma and whether treatment of sinus problems reduces asthma.

Please go to the following website for details on all the studies.   http://asthma.osu.edu/10555.cfm