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Sports Medicine Clinical Trials

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Multi-center Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) 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 are planning on having an ACL reconstruction, you may be eligible to participate.  Isac Kunnath 614-293-2410
     
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 require invasive, expensive treatments. This study evaluates 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.  Isac Kunnath 614-293-2410
     
Multi-Faceted Approach to Modeling ACL Injury Mechanisms Athletes who participate in pivoting, cutting, and jumping sports have a greater chance of suffering an ACL injury compared to most other athletes. The purpose of this study is to develop new, low-cost strategies for identifying athletes at risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Healthy participants will undergo 3D motion analysis using skin-mounted muscle activity monitoring known as electromyography (EMG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee and leg. By creating a computer model of participant's knees, we will be able to more accurately describe the effect of the way the participant moves during athletic tasks on their risk of injury.   Isac Kunnath 614-293-2410
     
Mediators of Exercise Driven Musculoskeletal Health Physical inactivity is a major cause for the onset and progression of bone and muscle disorders/diseases, suggesting that the human body regulates bone and muscle health together as one. Research has shown that exercise can help to prevent bone loss and strengthen bones and muscles, yet exercise is not extensively used as a therapy. In this study, we are hoping to uncover how exercise regulates bone and muscle health. Using this information, we might then be able to measure how exercise is increasing health or how to best use exercise in specific ways as therapy to increase health. 

Isac Kunnath  614-293-2410

 

Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab

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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.  We are enrolling both injured (diangosed with FAI (hip impingement) and un-injured athletes that 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 uninjured athletes. Katie Cenkus 614-293-2064
     
  Recently Completed Studies
Shorts and Sports Performance This study tested healthy 18 to 50 year old active athletes (recreational to pro level) on shorts and sports performance. Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab
     
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. Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab
     
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.  Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab
     
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. Sports Medicine Biomechanics Lab

 

 

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