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BOOM Study

Biomechanical Outcomes associated with Osteoarthritis progression in Meniscectomy patients during athletic and functional tasks 

Who can participate?

We are currently recruiting individuals aged between 18 and 35 years who play or compete in sport regularly. We are recruiting two groups of individuals to participate in this study.

A) Individuals who have recently sustained a meniscal injury during a sporting manoeuvre and have been referred for surgery in the next couple of months.

B) Individuals who are healthy and has not previously sustained a lower body injury.

What is required?

You will be asked to visit the Performance Capture Laboratory at the Manchester Institute for Health and Performance for a two hour visit. You will undertake one/two biomechanical assessment/s of sport specific movements, which will help us assess how you move and examine the loading through your knee joint during each movement. For A) injured individuals you will be asked to attend the laboratory on two occasions; pre surgery and 3-6 months post-surgery, when you have been cleared to return to your sport. For B) healthy individuals you will be asked to attend the laboratory on one occasion.

If you would like to register your interest in this study and find out more about the study, please complete the form below. We will then contact you to discuss the study further and to discuss your eligibility.

Your Details


First                                                                Surname


Email*                                                            Phone


Date of birth

Height                                                            Weight

Please include units (e.g. cm, feet)                Please include units (e.g. kg, stone)


Your Activity

How often do you compete/ play in sport each week?

Which sports do you regularly participate in?

Please tick all that applies

If other, please specify.

Which is the highest level that you have competed at?

How many years have/did you compete at this level?

Previous Injury History

Have you sustained a meniscal injury within the last 6 months?

Have you been referred for surgery following your recent meniscal injury?

Have you previously sustained an injury to your lower body (e.g. hip injury, ankle sprain, ACL injury)?

If yes, please specify

Include information such as location, type of injury, treatment e.g. surgery/ physiotherapy, length of recovery, how long ago you sustained the injury.

Are you comfortable in performing sport-specific tasks such as landing, squating and changing direction?

Additional Information

Would you be happy for us to contact you about similar and/or future studies?

Where did you hear about this study?