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Arch Trauma Res. 2012 Summer;1(2):51-3. doi: 10.5812/atr.6866. Epub 2012 Aug 21.

Frequency of sports trauma in elite national level greco-roman wrestling competitions.

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1
College of Physical Education, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran.
2
Trauma Research Center, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, IR Iran.

Abstract

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.

KEYWORDS:

Sports; Wound and Injuries; Wrestling

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