Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study

The NBA and GE Healthcare has announced the awardees of research proposals selected from investigators across the globe to address acute myotendinous injuries. Using a competitive application process with a rigorous scientific review, leading academic and healthcare institutions, The Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam was one of the four institutes who received the NBA/GE Research Grant of $300.000 : Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam (Dr. Johannes Tol) Game changing innovative sports research: The Basketball and Muscle Injury (BAMI) study. The BAMI study targets preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries and re-injuries. In the first of three separate studies, researchers in Amsterdam will use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine what actually goes on within injured muscles to help in preventing re-injury. The second and third studies will use strength testing and MRI to determine which exercises are the best for preventing hamstring and calf muscle injuries.