Physicians and staff of the Sports Medicine Center and Women's Sports Medicine Program 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. 

Sports Medicine Research 

  • The study of the Female Athlete Triad, an interrelated condition of disordered eating, lack of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) and osteoporosis (bone loss). 
    • Examining factors that contribute to the development of the syndrome, as well as treatment methods, 
    • Determining the prevalence of the Triad at all local girls’ high schools and with the Milwaukee Ballet. 
    • Studies finding that women with the Triad also have evidence of a new fourth component, 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.
  • Injury patterns and risk factors in female high school athletes.


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.

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