Bone stress injuries (BSI) are common and debilitating in both athletes and other physically active populations. BSI occur as a result of repetitive loading rather than a single direct force. These injuries appear gradually or abruptly, and include both stress fractures and stress reactions. In basketball, BSI can impair performance, limit playing time, and disrupt a career.
January 23, 2017 @ 8:00 AM EST
April 17, 2017 @ 5:00 PM EST
Announcing July 2017
BONE STRESS INJURY RESEARCH ADDRESSED IN THIS CFP
This CFP solicits research studies that will improve understanding of BSI, with a focus on two main areas of research interest:
1. Research that leads to advancements in imaging to improve prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of BSI.
2. Research that develops strategies to prevent and manage BSI.
Potential areas of research focus include:
Imaging to improve diagnosis of BSI
Imaging to better inform return-to-play clinical decision-making
Imaging to improve understanding of risk factors for BSI and/or re-injury
Improved imaging of the navicular bone
Novel imaging techniques to improve our understanding of bone health
Correlating imaging with athlete morphology to better understand the natural history of BSI
Dynamic imaging techniques to examine bone loading
Epidemiological determinants and characteristics of BSI in basketball
Bone quality and/or biomechanical risk factors for BSI and/or re-injury
Exposure factors associated with BSI (e.g., training exposures, recovery time, and schedule density)
Improved understanding of the metabolic factors associated with BSI
Efficacy of primary prevention programs for BSI
Interventions that are effective in managing BSI and optimizing return-to-play and minimizing risk of re-injury
All qualifying applications will undergo a two-stage review process. The first stage will consist of a confidential scientific peer review. All members of the peer review panel will be bound by a signed nondisclosure agreement, ensuring that information in the applications and evaluation process will not be disclosed outside of the collaboration.
This review will focus on the scientific merit of the proposed research. The applications will be scored on the following criteria, all of equal importance: