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Effects of Intermittent Dynamic Compression (Game ready) on Treatment of Musculo-Skeletal Injuries: About 12 Basketball Professionals

Introduction: For the last decades, limbs external pneumatic compression technics associated with cryotherapy have become more and more popular among the sportive universe in order to achieve muscular recovery faster. The Game Ready device commercialized in Europe and the United States has often been used in sportives musculoskeletal lesions treatment. Nowadays its contributivity in post-surgical care mostly after arthroplasty and arthroscopy is no more to be demonstrated. Patients and Methods: It is a preliminary prospective study focused on the 7th August, to 8th September 2017 lapse of time. The cohort being compound of 12 professional basketball players with an average age of 29.58 (24-37 years old). We had two Game Ready devices in possession mainly dedicated to the lower limb. The therapeutic protocol did vary according to the type of lesion. The pain and the swelling were the two main evaluative criteria. Results: The knee was the most affected (11 players) followed by the ankle and foot (3 players). Among the lesions treated, the ankle sprain, the patellar chondropathy, and the patellar tendinitis were by far the more frequent. All patients have been treated with the Game Ready following a specific protocol associated with other therapeutic methods. The average visual analog scale score after cryotherapy was of 3/10 and the satisfaction index of the players was generally good. NSAID taking was reduced (8.33 %). Most of the players (eight) maintained their physical activity without losing on performance. Complete sportive activity cessation had only been registered for one player. Conclusion: This study leads us to new reflexion fields regarding the Game Ready utility which can now be extended to post-surgical care. It also leads to a noticeable decrease in anti- inflammatory taking. Nonetheless, these outcomes must be read as preliminary. Other studies on a wider sample shall let us clearly appreciate its benefice on muscular healing.


Auteur(s) : Diouf JD1*, Gueye AB2, Kinkpe CVA2, Niane MM2, Daffe M2, Diao S1, and Sy MH1
Pages : 1-6
Année de publication : 2018
Revue : Journal of Orthopedics Rheumatology and Sports Medicine
N° de volume : 2(2)
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : GUEYE Alioune Badara