Physicians and staff of the Sports Medicine Center at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin play an important role in sports research. Studies examine a wide range of topics including exercise physiology, body biomechanics, attitudes and behaviors, and sports-related injuries, conditions and treatments. Research based at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin includes:
- The study of the Female Athlete Triad, an interrelated condition of disordered eating, lack of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) and osteoporosis (bone loss), and the possible risk of a fourth condition, premature heart disease.
- Perceptions of current and ideal body shapes of male and female high school and college runners. The effects of aging on athletic performance and the increased risk of injury for older athletes.
- The identification of the treadmill as the best indoor exercise machine for burning calories.
- The value of a camera-based, motion analysis system in examining the upper body throwing and swinging action.
- The study of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug use in athletes.
- A comparison of attitudes concerning at-risk behaviors for skiers and snowboarders.
- Identification of adolescent attitudes toward the use of sport supplements, and the use of safety equipment in skateboarding, inline skating and snowboarding.
- The use of collagen meniscus implants and donated meniscus cartilage to treat knee injury and pain.
- Biomechanical studies of ligament function during reconstructive surgery.
Young CC et al. The reproducibility of computerized heart rate monitoring as control for running studies (Abstract). Med Sci Sports Exerc 2004;36(5S):S26.
Morris GA, Raasch WG, Ribar MA, Koller JR, Young CC. Knee Injury - Soccer (Abstract). Med Sci Sports Exerc 2004;36(5S):S26.
Author: William G. Raasch, MD
Source: Medical College of Wisconsin
Last Review Date: July 5, 2011
Online Editor(s): Kathryn Adam