Característiques epidemiològiques i topogràfiques de les lesions patides per un col•lectiu d'esportistes d’alt rendiment durant un període de 45 mesos

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiological and Topographic Characteristics of Injuries in a Group of High-Performance Athletes for a Period of 45 Months

Miriam Elisa Guerra Balic, Carmen Porcar Rivero

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Abstract

In the last few years, some articles have been published that described the epidemiology of diseases and injuries in people that do different sports. These studies were conducted using data collected in training periods of different duration or during specific competitions, such as the Olympic Games. The aim of this study was to collect and analyze epidemiological data about injuries in a population of sportspeople in our country for a certain period of time, which included both training and competition time. Information was collected in the medical service of a sports training centre, using data from medical visits reported in every athlete’s clinical history. 16,925 medical visits were revised, for a period of 45 months, regarding both male and female athletes of 29 different sports. Variables under analysis were type of injury, circumstances when the injury occurred, and topography of the injury.Results showed that 90 % of injuries took place during the training period. The most frequent injuries were acute (75 %). The parts of the body with more injuries were knees (17 %), ankles (12 %), feet (11%), pectoral girdle (10 %), and the lumbar region (10 %).
Translated title of the contributionEpidemiological and Topographic Characteristics of Injuries in a Group of High-Performance Athletes for a Period of 45 Months
Original languageCatalan
Pages (from-to)79-84
Number of pages6
JournalAloma (Barcelona)
Volume32
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014

Keywords

  • High·performance athlete
  • injury
  • topography

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