Frequency of Sports Trauma in Elite National Level Greco-Roman Wrestling Competitions

Akbarnejad, A. and Sayyah, M. (2012) Frequency of Sports Trauma in Elite National Level Greco-Roman Wrestling Competitions. Arch Trauma Res, 1 (2). pp. 51-3.


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Background: Trauma is an inescapable part of sports competitions. It occurs more frequently in contact sports such as wrestling. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of injury in Greco-Roman style wrestling competitions at national level. Patients and Methods: This descriptive epidemiological research included 50 Greco-Roman style wrestlers who participated in national level competitions between the years 2003 and 2008. A questionnaire was completed by each participant, itincluded; the number of injuries to skin, muscle tissue, bones and joints. The reliability of the instrument was evaluated by a test – retest method (r = 0.83, P = 0.0001). Results: The most frequent injuries encountered by the wrestlers were; skin lesions (62%), followed by muscle (22%), bone (9%) and joint (7%) injuries, respectively. Conclusions: Greco-Roman style wrestlers are at high risk of skin injuries.Therefore, they need appropriate instructions on how to avoid injuries and adequate care after their competitions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Archives of Trauma Research journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2017 14:18
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 17:23

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