Spanish Consensus Statement: The Treatment of Muscle Tears in Sport.


On the 21st of March, 2015, experts met at Clínica CEMTRO in Madrid, Spain, under the patronage of The Spanish Society for Sports Traumatology (SETRADE), The Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine (FEMEDE), The Spanish Association of Medical Services for Football Clubs (AEMEF), and The Spanish Association of Medical Services for Basketball Clubs (AEMB) with the aim of establishing a round table that would allow specialists to consider the most appropriate current general actions to be taken when treating muscle tears in sport, based on proven scientific data described in the medical literature. Each expert received a questionnaire prior to the aforementioned meeting comprising a set of questions concerning therapeutic indications generally applied in the different stages present during muscle repair. The present Consensus Document is the result of the answers to the questionnaire and resulting discussion and consensus over which are the best current indications in the treatment of muscle tears in sport. Avoiding immobilization, not taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) randomly, fostering early mobilization, increasing vascularization of injured, site and regulating inflammatory mechanisms-without inhibiting these from the early stages of the recovery period-all stood out as main points of the Consensus Document. Additionally, there is controversy concerning cell stimulation techniques and the use of growth factors or cell inhibitors. The decision concerning discharge was unanimous, as was the criteria considered when it came to performing sport techniques without pain.

Autores: Fernandez-Jaén TF, Rey GÁ, Cuesta JA, Loureda RA, España FÁ, Balius Matas R, Pazos FB, de Dios Beas Jiménez J, Rosell JC, Fernandez CC, Ros FE, Colmenero JE, de Prado JF, Cota JJ, González JI, Santander MG, Munilla MÁ, Ruiz FI, Díaz FJ, Marqueta PM, Fernandez AM, Benito JJ, Vilás RO, Teres XP, Amaro JP, Roque JP, Parenteu CR, Serna JR, Álvarez MS, Marchori CS, Soto Mdel V, Alonso JM, García PG, de la Iglesia NH, Alcorocho JM.

Revista: Orthop J Sports Med

Año de publicación: 2016